Poll: Biden holds large lead over 2020 Dems in Pennsylvania

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenKamala Harris receives new Iowa endorsements after debate performance Watergate prosecutor says that Sondland testimony was 'tipping point' for Trump Overnight Defense — Presented by Boeing — Deal on defense bill proves elusive | Hill, Holmes offer damaging testimony | Trump vows to block Navy from ousting officer from SEALs MORE leads the field of Democrats running for the 2020 presidential nomination in Pennsylvania, according to a new poll released Friday.

In the Emerson College survey, Biden leads in the state he was born in by 19 points with the support of 39 percent of voters, despite not having yet announced a bid for the presidency.


Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersKamala Harris receives new Iowa endorsements after debate performance Wasserman Schultz makes bid for House Appropriations Committee gavel Overnight Health Care: Crunch time for Congress on surprise medical bills | CDC confirms 47 vaping-related deaths | Massachusetts passes flavored tobacco, vaping products ban MORE (I-Vt.) is in second place in the poll, with the support of 20 percent of Pennsylvania voters, while Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenKamala Harris receives new Iowa endorsements after debate performance Warren speech in Georgia interrupted by pro-charter school protesters Hillicon Valley: Senators ask Trump to halt Huawei licenses | Warren criticizes Zuckerberg over secret dinner with Trump | Senior DHS cyber official to leave | Dems offer bill on Libra oversight MORE (D-Mass.) holds third place, with 11 percent.

In fourth place is South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegButtigieg campaign field organizers unionize Harris: Buttigieg comparing 'struggles' between black, LGBTQ communities is 'a bit naive' Poll: Trump edges Biden, trails Sanders in neck and neck match-ups MORE (D) with 6 percent. Buttigieg has surged recently in several polls.

Sanders leads Biden in voters ages 18-29 and trails the former vice president among older voters, according to the poll.

Emerson College pollsters said that both Sanders and Buttigieg have shown consistent strength in polls this year, but noted that the two had a long way to go if Biden announces a bid for the White House.

“Sanders in this years [sic] state polling is consistently keeping between 35 percent to 60 percent of his vote from 2016, suggesting he has a strong base of supporters to work with," poll director Spencer Kimball said.

"Mayor Pete has performed well for our third poll in a row, indicating an increase in support for the South Bend Mayor, though Pennsylvania looks like it could be a Joe Biden firewall,” he added.

Emerson College's poll surveyed 808 registered voters in Pennsylvania from March 26 to 28, and the margin of error for the sample of Democratic voters is plus or minus 5.1 percentage points.