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 BidenPossible GOP challenger says Trump doesn't doesn't deserve reelection, but would vote for him over Democrat Joe Biden faces an uncertain path The Memo: Trump pushes back amid signs of economic slowdown 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 SandersJoe Biden faces an uncertain path Bernie Sanders vows to go to 'war with white nationalism and racism' as president Biden: 'There's an awful lot of really good Republicans out there' 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 WarrenPossible GOP challenger says Trump doesn't doesn't deserve reelection, but would vote for him over Democrat Joe Biden faces an uncertain path The Memo: Trump pushes back amid signs of economic slowdown 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: We 'probably are' on cusp of recession Chris Wallace becomes Trump era's 'equal opportunity inquisitor' Fighter pilot vs. astronaut match-up in Arizona could determine control of Senate 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.