Biden leads 2020 Dems in California: poll

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSenate Republicans face tough decision on replacing Ginsburg What Senate Republicans have said about election-year Supreme Court vacancies Biden says Ginsburg successor should be picked by candidate who wins on Nov. 3 MORE is the top choice for Democratic voters in California, edging out home-state candidate Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisThe Hill's Campaign Report: Trump and Biden vie for Minnesota | Early voting begins in four states | Blue state GOP governors back Susan Collins Kamala Harris: Black Americans have been 'disproportionately harmed' by Trump Biden town hall draws 3.3 million viewers for CNN MORE (D), according to a poll released Wednesday. 

Biden has support from 26 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters in the state, according to the Quinnipiac University Poll. He is trailed by Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersKenosha will be a good bellwether in 2020 Biden's fiscal program: What is the likely market impact? McConnell accuses Democrats of sowing division by 'downplaying progress' on election security MORE (I-Vt.) and Harris, who have 18 percent and 17 percent support, respectively.


They are followed by Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenBiden's fiscal program: What is the likely market impact? Warren, Schumer introduce plan for next president to cancel ,000 in student debt The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Don't expect a government check anytime soon MORE (D-Mass.) and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegBipartisan praise pours in after Ginsburg's death Bogeymen of the far left deserve a place in any Biden administration Overnight Defense: Woodward book causes new firestorm | Book says Trump lashed out at generals, told Woodward about secret weapons system | US withdrawing thousands of troops from Iraq MORE (D), who each had support from 7 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters. No other candidate topped 4 percent support in the poll.

The survey also found that 66 percent of all California voters, including 67 percent of women and 71 percent of Democrats, believe the allegations several women have brought against Biden recently are not a serious issue. Several women have come forward in recent weeks to say the former vice president touched them in ways that made them feel uncomfortable.

California will have a greater influence in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary than in past years because it moved its electoral contest up to March.

Harris has sought to retain top-tier status in the crowded Democratic primary field after launching her White House bid in January. Before she became a senator, Harris served as California's attorney general, and she has never lost an election in the state.

Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,005 California voters from April 3 to April 8 via landlines and cellphones with an overall margin of error of 4.1 percentage points. The survey included 482 Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters with a margin of error of 5.9 percentage points.