Poll: Biden holds nearly 20-point lead among Dems in South Carolina

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden compares Trump to George Wallace Sanders unveils plan to guarantee the 'right to a secure retirement' CNN Democratic debate drawing finishes third in cable news ratings race MORE holds an 18-point lead in South Carolina among a field of Democratic presidential candidates and possible candidates, according to a new poll.

The survey, conducted by Change Research and shared with The Post and Courier, shows Biden with support from 32 percent of likely primary voters. He's followed by Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersGabbard arrives in Puerto Rico to 'show support' amid street protests Democratic strategist predicts most 2020 candidates will drop out in late fall Sanders unveils plan to guarantee the 'right to a secure retirement' MORE (I-Vt.) at 14 percent and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisWhat to expect when Mueller testifies: Not much Biden compares Trump to George Wallace CNN Democratic debate drawing finishes third in cable news ratings race MORE (D-Calif.) at 10 percent.

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The survey also shows former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D) climbing in the state, though she trails several candidates.

South Carolina is slated to hold the fourth presidential nominating contest in 2020.

Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerDemocratic strategist predicts most 2020 candidates will drop out in late fall The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump hits media over 'send her back' coverage The Hill's Campaign Report: Second debate lineups set up high-profile clash MORE (D-N.J.) and former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeThe Hill's Campaign Report: Second debate lineups set up high-profile clash Biden, Harris set for second Democratic debate showdown 2020 Democrats react to 'send her back' chants at Trump rally MORE (D-Texas) each garnered backing from 9 percent of likely voters in the state, while Abrams and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegDemocratic strategist predicts most 2020 candidates will drop out in late fall The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump hits media over 'send her back' coverage The Hill's Campaign Report: Second debate lineups set up high-profile clash MORE (D) each had 7 percent.

Abrams has said she is considering a White House bid but has not yet made a public announcement.

Biden's support in the state is down 4 points from the previous poll, in February. The former vice president has not said whether he will seek the presidency for a third time, but he is expected to enter the race in the coming weeks.

The most recent poll was conducted March 31 through April 4 — days after the first of several women accused Biden of inappropriately touching them at public events — among 744 likely primary voters. The poll has a margin of error of 3.6 percentage points.