Poll: Biden and Sanders lead 2020 Dem field, followed by Beto O'Rourke

Poll: Biden and Sanders lead 2020 Dem field, followed by Beto O'Rourke

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenHow Pelosi is punishing some critics while rewarding others Julián Castro calls for ‘tuition-free’ public colleges, apprenticeships Sanders to meet with staffers as he does damage control MORE and Sen. Berne Sanders (I-Vt.) are the top two contenders for president in 2020 among Democratic voters, according to a new Morning Consult–Politico poll released Tuesday. 

About 26 percent of Democrats want Biden to be the Democratic nominee in two years, while 19 percent want Sanders.

No other potential nominee polled in the double digits, though 21 percent of Democrats polled said they either didn’t know or had no opinion.


Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), who excited the Democratic base but lost his Senate bid to Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzCongress can stop the war on science O'Rourke blogs from road trip: 'Have been stuck lately. In and out of a funk' Texas governor, top lawmakers tell Trump not to use hurricane relief funds to build border wall MORE (R) last week by only 2.5 points, came in third in the list of preferences at 8 percent.

Those surveyed could choose from 20 options, ranging from Biden to Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerGillibrand and Booker play 'How Well Do You Know Your Co-Worker' game amid 2020 speculation The Hill's Morning Report — Trump’s attorney general pick passes first test 5 takeaways from Barr’s testimony MORE (N.J.) to former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderProtecting voices of all voters is critical to free and fair elections Castro to headline forum in New Hampshire after announcing 2020 decision New Jersey governor calls for redistricting reform MORE to lawyer Michael Avenatti.

Biden has run for president twice, first in 1988 and then in 2008.

Sanders challenged eventual nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTexas man indicted over allegations he created fraudulent campaign PACs FISA shocker: DOJ official warned Steele dossier was connected to Clinton, might be biased Pompeo’s Cairo speech more ‘back to the future’ than break with past MORE in the Democratic primary in 2016, mounting an insurgent campaign that was able to pick off several states’ primary and caucus contests and ignite a fervor among the progressive wing of the party. 

While black Democrats favored Biden over Sanders by a 13-point margin, Sanders beat the former Vice President among the nation’s youngest voters by 8 points, the Morning Consult/Politico poll showed.

The Morning Consult/Politico poll surveyed 733 Democratic voters from Nov. 7 to 9 and has a margin of error of 4 percentage points.