Biden leads CNN poll, but Harris, Sanders on the rise

Biden leads CNN poll, but Harris, Sanders on the rise
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Biden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Yang: Standing next to Biden on debate stage would help boost name recognition MORE is leading a new CNN poll of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents that also shows increasing support for Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisBiden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Biden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Confused by polls? Watch early primary states — not national numbers MORE (D-Calif.).

Biden, who has yet to enter the Democratic presidential race, is out in front with 28 percent of those polled. In second place is Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersConfused by polls? Watch early primary states — not national numbers Confused by polls? Watch early primary states — not national numbers Biden leads in early voting states, followed by Warren, Sanders: poll MORE (I-Vt.), who is backed by 20 percent of voters.

But support for Harris in the poll has jumped to 12 percent, an 8-point increase since the most recent edition of the poll was released in December.

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Following Harris is former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) at 11 percent. O’Rourke launched his presidential campaign last week.

No other candidate received double-digit support in the poll. Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBiden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Biden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Trump steadfast in denials as support for impeachment grows MORE (D-Mass.) is in fifth with 6 percent of support, according to the poll.

Biden's support dropped from 30 percent to 28 percent, while Sanders's support rose from 14 percent to 20 percent. 

O'Rourke also saw a two-point climb from the last poll, while Warren went up from 3 percent to 6 percent.

Former Secretary of State John KerryJohn Forbes KerryOcasio-Cortez and Cruz's dialogue shows common ground isn't just for moderates 'Landslide' for Biden? A look at 40 years of inaccurate presidential polls Trump campaign considering making a play for blue state Oregon: report MORE (D), who has yet to enter the race, gets 4 percent, while Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerFox News poll shows Trump trailing Biden, Sanders, other Democrats Fox News poll shows Trump trailing Biden, Sanders, other Democrats Poll: Biden leads, Warren surges in South Carolina MORE (D-N.J.), who is in the race, has 3 percent.

A more centrist candidate, Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharElection security bills face GOP buzzsaw Election security bills face GOP buzzsaw Julián Castro defends going on Fox: I'm focused on 'the people out there watching' MORE of Minnesota (D), also gets 3 percent.

No other candidate in the race has more than 1 percent. That group includes Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandBiden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Biden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Trump steadfast in denials as support for impeachment grows MORE (D-N.Y.), Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardOvernight Defense: Trump doubles down on claim Iran attacked tankers | Iran calls accusations 'alarming' | Top nuke official quietly left Pentagon | Pelosi vows Congress will block Saudi arms sale Overnight Defense: Trump doubles down on claim Iran attacked tankers | Iran calls accusations 'alarming' | Top nuke official quietly left Pentagon | Pelosi vows Congress will block Saudi arms sale Democratic presidential hopefuls react to debate placement MORE (D-Hawaii) and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D).

Those results are based based on interviews with 456 Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents between March 14 and March 17. The margin of error is 5.7 percentage points.

The CNN poll also found that 40 percent of respondents are "extremely enthusiastic" about voting for president in 2020. The enthusiasm is higher among Republicans, with 57 percent of self-identified Republicans responding that they are "extremely enthusiastic," compared to 46 percent of Democrats and 26 percent of independents.

The full CNN poll was based on interviews with 1,003 adults between March 14 and March 17. The full sample has a margin of error of 3.8 percentage points. 

The majority of Republicans also said they think the GOP should nominate President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump cites tax cuts over judges as having biggest impact of his presidency Trump cites tax cuts over judges as having biggest impact of his presidency Ocasio-Cortez claps back at Trump after he cites her in tweet rejecting impeachment MORE in 2020, with 76 percent saying Trump should be the nominee and 19 percent saying a different candidate should be nominated.