Poll: Biden leads among Dems in 2020 primary field

Former Vice President Joe Biden leads the field of potential Democratic presidential contenders, according to a new poll.

Biden is supported by 26 percent of Democrats surveyed in a Morning Consult/Politico poll. He’s followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who took 16 percent, and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) at 9 percent.

{mosads}While Biden hasn’t yet announced whether he will seek the Democratic nomination in 2020, he has consistently been viewed as a top-tier candidate in polls even as other high-profile Democrats, like Harris, have jumped into the contest.

Like Biden, Sanders has yet to say whether he will run, though both men are expected to announce their decisions in the coming weeks.

The Morning Consult/Politico poll showed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) tied for fourth in the survey at 6 percent, while Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) follow at 2 percent each among Democratic respondents.

Among Democratic women, Biden gains 2 points in his lead over Sanders – 28 percent to 14 percent. Democratic men also favored Biden over Sanders, albeit by a smaller margin – 23 percent to 19 percent.

The survey also showed a generational difference among Democratic voters. Boomers and Generation Xers picked Biden as their top choice, at 18 percent. But younger generations – Millennials and Generation Z – leaned more towards Sanders, at 19 percent and 20 percent, respectively.

The poll comes as the Democratic primary field is growing rapidly. Since Warren announced the formation of an exploratory committee on New Year’s Eve, a handful of other candidates have jumped into the race, including Gillibrand, Harris and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii).

The Morning Consult/Politico poll surveyed 1,996 registered voters, including 694 Democrats, online from Jan. 18-22. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.

Tags 2020 election 2020 primary Amy Klobuchar Bernie Sanders Bernie Sanders Beto O'Rourke Elizabeth Warren Elizabeth Warren Joe Biden Joe Biden Kamala Harris Kirsten Gillibrand Tulsi Gabbard
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