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 BidenJames Carville: Biden represents 'stability' not 'generational change' Trump's misspelling of Biden's name trends on Twitter Trump says 'I have confidence' after past North Korea missile tests 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 SandersJames Carville: Biden represents 'stability' not 'generational change' Ocasio-Cortez, progressives trash 'antisemitic' Politico illustration of Bernie Sanders 2020 Democrats target federal ban on abortion funding MORE (I-Vt.) sits in second place with 15 percent, and no other candidate registered the support of more than 7 percent of respondents.


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 WarrenTrump defense pick expected to face tense confirmation 2020 Democrats target federal ban on abortion funding Gillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign 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 ButtigiegButtigieg defends Kaepernick, NFL players who kneel during national anthem Journalism is now opinion-based — not news-based Buttiegieg backs NFL players' right to protest during anthem: I 'put my life on the line to defend' that 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.