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

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign 2020 Dems put spotlight on disabilities issues 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 SandersHarris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign 2020 Dems put spotlight on disabilities issues Lee, Sanders introduce bill to tax Wall Street transactions MORE (I-Vt.) at 14 percent and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign 2020 Dems put spotlight on disabilities issues 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 BookerHarris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign T.I., Charlamagne Tha God advocate for opportunity zones on Capitol Hill Overnight Health Care — Presented by PCMA — CBO officials testify on pros and cons of 'Medicare for All' | Booker vows to form White House office on abortion rights | Measles outbreak spreads with cases now in half the country MORE (D-N.J.) and former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeCNN's O'Rourke town hall finishes behind Fox News, MSNBC Biden retains large lead over Sanders, other 2020 Dems in new Hill-HarrisX poll The Hill's Morning Report - Pelosi remains firm despite new impeachment push 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 ButtigiegThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign 2020 Dems put spotlight on disabilities issues 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.