Poll: More than 60 percent of Democrats want Biden to run for president

Poll: More than 60 percent of Democrats want Biden to run for president
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More than 60 percent of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters in a new CNN poll say former Vice President Joe BidenJoe Robinette BidenButtigieg on Trump tweets: 'I don't care' Buttigieg: The future 'is personal' for me Donald Trump, president for life? We need term limits now MORE should run for president in 2020.

The survey, which was conducted by SSRS and released on Wednesday, found that 62 percent of Democratic voters surveyed want Biden to run for the party's presidential nomination.

Meanwhile, 28 percent of Democratic and Democratic-leaning respondents said Biden should stay out of the presidential race. Ten percent said they had no opinion.

A previous CNN poll, released in October 2015, had shown 47 percent of respondents saying that Biden should run for president.  

The latest survey comes as Biden, who served as vice president under former President Obama, mulls a presidential campaign to challenge President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: 'I will not let Iran have nuclear weapons' Rocket attack hits Baghdad's Green Zone amid escalating tensions: reports Buttigieg on Trump tweets: 'I don't care' MORE.

He said last month that he would make a decision on running "soon."

The Democratic presidential field has gradually increased in the last month, with prominent senators like Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisButtigieg defends appearing on Fox News: Many Americans don't hear Dems' message De Blasio pitches himself as tough New Yorker who can take on 'Don the con' Buttigieg condemns 'voices on Fox' for spreading 'fear' and 'lies' ahead of town hall appearance MORE (Calif.), Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerDe Blasio pitches himself as tough New Yorker who can take on 'Don the con' Sanders pledges to only nominate Supreme Court justices that support Roe v. Wade From dive bars to steakhouses: How Iowa caucus staffers blow off steam MORE (N.J.) and Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandGillibrand says she would not detain immigrants De Blasio pitches himself as tough New Yorker who can take on 'Don the con' Gillibrand: 'President Trump has started a war on American women' MORE announcing their candidacy. 

Forty-nine percent of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters said the ability to beat Trump was extremely important to them when deciding on a candidate.

About half of the people who prioritized the ability to beat Trump said they were very likely to support Biden, according to CNN. 

The CNN poll was conducted between Jan. 30 and Feb. 2 among a national population of 1,011 adults, including 477 Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents. The margin of error for the subsample is 5.6 percentage points.