Minorities, older adults push Biden to top of 2020 poll

Minorities, older adults push Biden to top of 2020 poll
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSupport for impeachment inches up in poll Overnight Defense: Trump's Syria envoy wasn't consulted on withdrawal | McConnell offers resolution urging Trump to rethink Syria | Diplomat says Ukraine aid was tied to political investigations Democrats say they have game changer on impeachment MORE leads a new poll of candidates running for the 2020 Democratic Party nomination, buoyed by support from older voters and minorities.

The Reuters/Ipsos poll released Wednesday found that Biden is supported by 24 percent of likely Democratic primary voters.

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOvernight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — ObamaCare premiums dropping for 2020 | Warren, Buttigieg shift stances on 'Medicare for All' | Drug companies spend big on lobbying Mellman: Trumping peace and prosperity Tlaib to join Sanders at campaign rally in Detroit MORE (I-Vt.) sits in second place with 15 percent, and no other candidate registered the support of more than 7 percent of respondents.

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Twenty-one percent of the electorate is undecided, according to the survey.

The former vice president's strongest support in the poll came from African Americans, four in 10 of whom said they supported Biden, and respondents ages 55 and older, 32 percent of whom supported him.

Sanders and Biden also enjoy the highest levels of name recognition in the field. They are both known by more than 80 percent of Democrats, according to Reuters, while Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenOvernight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — ObamaCare premiums dropping for 2020 | Warren, Buttigieg shift stances on 'Medicare for All' | Drug companies spend big on lobbying Mellman: Trumping peace and prosperity On The Money: Waters clashes with Trump officials over 'disastrous' housing finance plan | Dems jump into Trump turf war over student loans | House passes bill targeting anonymous shell companies MORE (D-Mass.) is the next best known candidate, with 67 percent name recognition.

Sixty-three percent of Americans have a favorable overall impression of Biden, according to the poll, compared to 58 percent for both Sanders and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegOvernight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — ObamaCare premiums dropping for 2020 | Warren, Buttigieg shift stances on 'Medicare for All' | Drug companies spend big on lobbying Poll: Biden holds 2 point lead over Sanders nationally Saagar Enjeti: Warren, Buttigieg don't stand a chance against Trump MORE (D), who is surging in some polls of early primary states.

The Reuters/Ipsos poll was taken between April 17-23, and surveyed 4,018 adults including 1,449 Democrats. It has a credibility interval of 2 percentage points.