Poll: Biden leads Dems by 11 points in Iowa

Poll: Biden leads Dems by 11 points in Iowa
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenGabbard says she won't participate in next debate even if she qualifies House Democrats expected to unveil articles of impeachment Tuesday FBI head rejects claims of Ukrainian 2016 interference MORE leads the field of potential Democratic presidential candidates by double digits among likely Iowa caucusgoers, according to a new poll. 

An Emerson College poll published Saturday found that Biden has the support of 29 percent of the planned caucusgoers surveyed, well ahead of Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisKrystal Ball: Media turns on Buttigieg, will this end him? Senate Democrats demand Trump fire Stephen Miller The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - A crucial week on impeachment MORE (D-Calif.), who has the backing of 18 percent of likely caucusgoers polled.

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Biden has not yet announced a bid for president but has said he is likely to make the decision shortly.

The poll was based on interviews with 260 likely caucusgoers and has a margin of error of plus or minus 6 percentage points. The interviews were conducted Jan. 30-Feb. 2.

Following Biden and Harris in the poll is Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersLawmakers release defense bill with parental leave-for-Space-Force deal Gabbard says she won't participate in next debate even if she qualifies Overnight Health Care — Presented by That's Medicaid — Deal on surprise medical bills faces obstacles | House GOP unveils rival drug pricing measure ahead of Pelosi vote | Justices to hear case over billions in ObamaCare payments MORE (I-Vt.) with 15 percent and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) with 11 percent. No other candidate received more than 6 percent of support.

Sanders, who ran against Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFBI head rejects claims of Ukrainian 2016 interference Comey in op-ed after IG report: 'Barr needs to stop acting like a Trump spokesperson' Trump tops list of most tweeted about politicians in 2019 MORE in the 2016 Democratic Primary, also has not yet announced a White House bid.

Harris announced last month that she is running for the Democratic nomination, while Warren launched an exploratory committee in December and is expected to soon formally launch her campaign.

The Emerson College poll also found that Biden is the only Democratic front-runner who would defeat President TrumpDonald John TrumpLawmakers release defense bill with parental leave-for-Space-Force deal House Democrats expected to unveil articles of impeachment Tuesday Houston police chief excoriates McConnell, Cornyn and Cruz on gun violence MORE in a head-to-head match-up among Iowa voters. 

The poll shows 51 percent of respondents backing Biden and 49 percent supporting Trump.

That subset of the poll was based on interviews with 831 registered voters Jan. 30-Feb. 2 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.