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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 BidenBiden prepares to confront Putin Ukrainian president thanks G-7 nations for statement of support Biden aims to bolster troubled Turkey ties in first Erdoğan meeting 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.

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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 TrumpBiden prepares to confront Putin Biden aims to bolster troubled Turkey ties in first Erdoğan meeting Senate investigation of insurrection falls short 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 HarrisLara Trump calls on Americans at border to 'arm up and get guns and be ready' The press has its own border problem Meghan McCain: Harris 'sounded like a moron' discussing immigration MORE (Calif.), Cory BookerCory BookerTeen who filmed Floyd murder awarded honorary Pulitzer Senate confirms first Muslim American federal judge Police reform negotiations enter crucial stretch MORE (N.J.) and Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandOvernight Defense: Austin and Milley talk budget, Afghanistan, sexual assault and more at wide-ranging Senate hearing Top general: Military justice overhaul proposed by Gillibrand 'requires some detailed study' Cher apologizes for confusing Sinema, Gillibrand 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.