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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 BidenNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors Biden celebrates vaccine approval but warns 'current improvement could reverse' 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 HarrisDwayne 'The Rock' Johnson vs. Donald Trump: A serious comparison Exclusive: How Obama went to bat for Warren To unite America, Biden administration must brace for hate 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 SandersHouse Democrats pass sweeping .9T COVID-19 relief bill with minimum wage hike House set for tight vote on COVID-19 relief package On The Money: Democrats scramble to save minimum wage hike | Personal incomes rise, inflation stays low after stimulus burst 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 ClintonMedia circles wagons for conspiracy theorist Neera Tanden The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - Senate ref axes minimum wage, House votes today on relief bill Democratic strategists start women-run media consulting firm 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 TrumpNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors McCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 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.