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

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenMost Americans break with Trump on Ukraine, but just 45 percent think he should be removed: poll Democrats release two new transcripts ahead of next public impeachment hearings Press: Ukraine's not the only outrage 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 SandersRahm Emanuel: Bloomberg, Patrick entering race will allow Democrats to have 'ideas primary' Feehery: Pivoting to infrastructure could help heal post-impeachment wounds Jayapal hits back at Biden on marijuana 'prohibition' MORE (I-Vt.) at 14 percent and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisJayapal hits back at Biden on marijuana 'prohibition' Poll: Biden holds 20-point lead in South Carolina Fox News anchor apologizes for saying Booker dropped out of 2020 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 BookerJayapal hits back at Biden on marijuana 'prohibition' Poll: Biden holds 20-point lead in South Carolina Fox News anchor apologizes for saying Booker dropped out of 2020 race MORE (D-N.J.) and former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeDeval Patrick enters 2020 race O'Rourke says he 'absolutely' plans to stay in politics Krystal Ball: Buttigieg is 'the boomer candidate' 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 Memo: Centrists change tone of Democratic race Poll: Biden holds 20-point lead in South Carolina Sanders reclaims second place in new 2020 poll 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.