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

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenCornyn, Sinema to introduce bill aimed at addressing border surge Harris to travel to Northern Triangle region in June Biden expected to formally recognize Armenian Genocide: report 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 SandersOn The Money: Yellen touts 'whole-of-economy' plan to fight climate change | Senate GOP adopts symbolic earmark ban, digs in on debt limit GOP lawmaker demands review over FBI saying baseball shooting was 'suicide by cop' House Dems to unveil drug pricing measure ahead of Biden package 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 clarifies remarks, leaves door open to gubernatorial bid O'Rourke says he's not planning on run for Texas governor O'Rourke slams Cruz for video of border visit MORE (D-Texas), who announced his bid for the presidency this month following his defeat to Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzChauvin likely to face uphill battle in expected appeal Senate GOP keeps symbolic earmark ban Senate confirms Gupta nomination in tight vote MORE (R-Texas) in November's midterm elections, sits in third place in the poll with 12 percent, while Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisSenate confirms Gupta nomination in tight vote Earth Day 2021: New directions for US climate policy rhetoric Biden says Chauvin verdict is step forward in fight against racial injustice MORE (D-Calif.) is in fourth with the support of 8 percent of respondents.

Meanwhile, South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegDOT appoints chief science officer for first time in 40 years Governors call on Biden to back shift to zero-emission cars by 2035 The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - After historic verdict, Chauvin led away in handcuffs MORE (D) has surged in the polls since the announcement of his exploratory committee and was tied for fifth place with Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenLawmakers react to guilty verdict in Chauvin murder trial: 'Our work is far from done' World passes 3 million coronavirus deaths Poll: 56 percent say wealth tax is part of solution to inequality 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 TrumpUS gives examples of possible sanctions relief to Iran GOP lawmaker demands review over FBI saying baseball shooting was 'suicide by cop' House passes bill aimed at stopping future Trump travel ban 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.