Poll: Biden holds large lead over 2020 Dems in Pennsylvania

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenJulián Castro: It's time for House Democrats to 'do something' about Trump Warren: Congress is 'complicit' with Trump 'by failing to act' Sanders to join teachers, auto workers striking in Midwest 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.

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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders to join teachers, auto workers striking in Midwest Krystal Ball tears into 'Never Trump' Republicans 2020 Democrats defend climate priorities in MSNBC forum MORE (I-Vt.) is in second place in the poll, with the support of 20 percent of Pennsylvania voters, while Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren: Congress is 'complicit' with Trump 'by failing to act' Sanders to join teachers, auto workers striking in Midwest Pelosi wants to change law to allow a sitting president to be indicted MORE (D-Mass.) holds third place, with 11 percent.

In fourth place is South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul Buttigieg2020 Democrats defend climate priorities in MSNBC forum MSNBC Climate Change Forum draws 1.3M viewers in 8 pm timeslot Iowa Steak Fry to draw record crowds for Democrats 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.