O'Rourke doubles support in CNN poll of Dem presidential race

Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeButtigieg picks up third congressional endorsement from New York lawmaker Klobuchar hires staff in Nevada Deval Patrick enters 2020 race MORE has doubled his support in a new CNN poll measuring the popularity of possible Democratic presidential candidates.

Nine percent of Democrats polled said they would likely support O'Rouke in the 2020 race, putting him second in the poll behind former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenThe media have fallen out of love with Bernie, but have voters? Top Zelensky aide refutes Sondland testimony The great AI debate: What candidates are (finally) saying about artificial intelligence MORE, who won 30 percent, and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders urges impeachment trial 'quickly' in the Senate The media have fallen out of love with Bernie, but have voters? Steyer rolls out 5B plan to invest in historically black colleges MORE (I-Vt.), who won 14 percent. 

Both Biden and Sanders have much higher name recognition than O'Rourke, however, and Biden saw his support fall slightly. 

In a similar Oct. 4-7 poll, Biden won 33 percent of the vote and Sanders won 13 percent. O'Rourke only received 4 percent support in that poll, which was conducted during his Senate campaign against Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzBarr: 'I haven't looked into' whether Ukraine meddled in 2016 election Houston police chief excoriates McConnell, Cornyn and Cruz on gun violence FBI head rejects claims of Ukrainian 2016 interference MORE (R-Texas). O'Rourke lost that race, but it was a close result that has propelled him further into the presidential discussion.

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O'Rourke has met with a number of prominent Democrats in recent weeks, including former President Obama and Rev. Al Sharpton.

O'Rourke's rising support may be coming at the expense of other Democrats.

Both Democratic Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisThe media have fallen out of love with Bernie, but have voters? Krystal Ball: Media turns on Buttigieg, will this end him? Senate Democrats demand Trump fire Stephen Miller MORE (Ca.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenThe media have fallen out of love with Bernie, but have voters? Buttigieg surrogate on candidate's past consulting work: 'I don't think it matters' Steyer rolls out 5B plan to invest in historically black colleges MORE (Mass.) lost 5 percent support in the poll, with Harris falling from 9 percent to 4 percent, and Warren falling from 8 percent to 3 percent. 

Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerSanders urges impeachment trial 'quickly' in the Senate Steyer rolls out 5B plan to invest in historically black colleges The great AI debate: What candidates are (finally) saying about artificial intelligence MORE (D-N.J.) finished fourth in the poll with 5 percent, the same level of support he won in October.

Harris and former Secretary of State John KerryJohn Forbes KerryThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - A crucial week on impeachment Biden rallies with John Kerry in early primary states Booker on Harris dropping out: 'Iowa voters should have the right to choose' MORE, who ran for president as the Democratic nominee in 2004, each won 4 percent. 

Along with Warren, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharPoll: Biden leads Democratic field, Warren drops to third place 'Minor league cities' need new federal partnership The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - Democrats to release articles of impeachment today MORE (D-Minn.) won 3 percent.

The poll, conducted by SRS, interviewed 463 Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents between Dec. 6 and 9. The margin of error among the sample was 5.6 points.