Poll: Biden holds lead over 2020 Democratic field

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden invokes Ted Kennedy in defending remarks about working with segregationists Biden invokes Ted Kennedy in defending remarks about working with segregationists Booker hits Biden's defense of remarks about segregationist senators: 'He's better than this' MORE is the favorite among 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll

The survey found that 13 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning respondents would vote for Biden if a 2020 Democratic primary or caucus were held in their state today. Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders denies tweet about corporate Democrats was dig at Warren Sanders denies tweet about corporate Democrats was dig at Warren Democrats asked to create ideal candidate to beat Trump pick white man: poll MORE (I-Vt.) came in second with 9 percent of the vote. 

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Five percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning respondents said they would vote for South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegPoll: Democrats view Biden as most electable, while Warren sees gains Poll: Democrats view Biden as most electable, while Warren sees gains 2020 Democrats share their families' immigration histories MORE if given the chance today. Meanwhile, Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisDemocrats asked to create ideal candidate to beat Trump pick white man: poll Democrats asked to create ideal candidate to beat Trump pick white man: poll Biden defends remarks about segregationist senators: 'Apologize for what?' MORE (D-Calif.) and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenSanders denies tweet about corporate Democrats was dig at Warren Sanders denies tweet about corporate Democrats was dig at Warren Warren: 'On Juneteenth and every day: Black lives matter' MORE (D-Mass.) each earned 4 percent of the vote.

Three percent of respondents said they would support former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeO'Rourke pens Juneteenth op-ed on ongoing 'march for justice' O'Rourke pens Juneteenth op-ed on ongoing 'march for justice' 'We fight on': 2020 Democrats mark Juneteenth MORE (D-Texas). 

The results showcased significantly lower percentages of support than some other polls because the survey asked respondents to pick a candidate but didn't provide a list of names. 

The poll appeared to show that the 2020 Democratic field remains wide open. Fifty-four percent of respondents did not volunteer any candidate when asked who they would vote for if a primary were held today. 

The Post notes that Biden's support has increased by 4 points since a similar poll was conducted in January. Sanders's support shot up by 5 points, as did Buttigieg's. 

Buttigieg's name was not volunteered by any respondent in the January poll, the Post noted. 

Biden, Sanders and Buttigieg have surged to the top of many polls over the last couple of months. Biden officially launched his 2020 campaign last week. 

The Post-ABC poll was conducted between April 22 and April 25 among a national population of 1,001 adults. The margin of error is 5.5 percentage points.