Poll: Biden leads 2020 Dem field by double digits followed by Sanders, O'Rourke

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden and Harris host 'family' Hanukkah celebration with more than 150 guests Symone Sanders to leave the White House at the end of the year Overnight Defense & National Security — Senate looks to break defense bill stalemate MORE holds a double-digit lead over the rest of the 2020 Democratic field in a new poll released Thursday.

In the Quinnipiac University poll, Biden heads the pack with the support of 29 percent of registered Democrats and voters who lean to the left, while Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSymone Sanders to leave the White House at the end of the year Briahna Joy Gray says Chris Cuomo will return to CNN following scandal Postal Service expansion into banking services misguided MORE (I-Vt.) holds a second-place ranking with the backing of 19 percent of those surveyed.

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Former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeO'Rourke seizes on Texas power grid in bid against Abbott McConaughey on Texas run: 'I will let you know shortly' O'Rourke raises M in first 24 hours of Texas governor campaign MORE (D-Texas), who announced his bid for the presidency this month following his defeat to Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzProposal to move defense bill running into new GOP objections GOP anger with Fauci rises Senate nearing deal on defense bill after setback MORE (R-Texas) in November's midterm elections, sits in third place in the poll with 12 percent, while Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisSymone Sanders to leave the White House at the end of the year Bidens to attend Kennedy Center Honors following Trumps' absence Trump: McConnell must use debt limit to crush Biden agenda MORE (D-Calif.) is in fourth with the support of 8 percent of respondents.

Meanwhile, South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegFeehery: Why Democrats are now historically unpopular Harris, Buttigieg to promote infrastructure law in Charlotte 'Fox & Friends Weekend' hosts suggest new variant meant to distract from Biden's struggles MORE (D) has surged in the polls since the announcement of his exploratory committee and was tied for fifth place with Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren calls on big banks to follow Capital One in ditching overdraft fees Crypto firm top executives to testify before Congress Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker won't seek reelection MORE (D-Mass.), each earning the support of 4 percent of voters.

The poll provides Democrats with some other data to be optimistic about: Fifty-three percent of those surveyed said that they would not support President TrumpDonald TrumpMedia giants side with Bannon on request to release Jan. 6 documents Cheney warns of consequences for Trump in dealings with Jan. 6 committee Jan. 6 panel recommends contempt charges for Trump DOJ official MORE in the 2020 election regardless of which Democrat wins the primary.

"Hungry for a candidate to take on President Donald Trump, Democrats and Democratic leaners put the three B's, Biden, Bernie and Beto, at the top in a race where age, race and gender take a back seat to electability and shared views," Tim Malloy, the poll's assistant director, said in the press release.

Quinnipiac's survey contacted 1,358 registered voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.3 percentage points. For Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters samples, the margin of error is plus or minus 5.1 percentage points.