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 BidenJoe BidenHillary Clinton responds to Chrissy Teigen tweet: 'I love you back' Supreme Court rejects Trump effort to shorten North Carolina mail-ballot deadline Overnight Defense: Trump campaign's use of military helicopter raises ethics concerns | Air Force jets intercept aircraft over Trump rally | Senators introduce bill to expand visa screenings 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 CruzHillicon Valley: Big Tech hearing the most partisan yet | Rubio warns about foreign election interference | Trump campaign site briefly hacked Tech CEOs clash with lawmakers in contentious hearing Trump announces intention to nominate two individuals to serve as FEC members 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 BookerDemocratic senators unveil bill to ban discrimination in financial services industry Obama endorses Espy in Mississippi Senate race Durbin says he will run for No. 2 spot if Dems win Senate majority MORE (N.J.) to former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderAlarm grows over Trump team's efforts to monitor polls The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden on Trump: 'He'll leave' l GOP laywers brush off Trump's election remarks l Obama's endorsements Obama endorses Warnock in crowded Georgia Senate race 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 ClintonHillary Clinton responds to Chrissy Teigen tweet: 'I love you back' Trump fights for battleground Arizona Biden leads Trump by 12 in new national poll 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.