Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenUN meeting with US, France canceled over scheduling issue Schumer moves to break GOP blockade on Biden's State picks GOP Rep. Cawthorn likens vaccine mandates to 'modern-day segregation' MORE has seen a surge of Democratic support in the days since he announced his 2020 presidential campaign and now sits comfortably at the top of a new survey of the race.
In the CNN–SRSS poll released early Tuesday, Biden is supported by 39 percent of the Democratic electorate, leading his nearest challenger, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersFranken targets senators from both parties in new comedy tour Pelosi says House members would not vote on spending bill top line higher than Senate's Groups push lawmakers to use defense bill to end support for Saudis in Yemen civil war MORE (I-Vt.), by 24 points. Biden and Sanders were the only candidates registering double-digit levels of support in the survey.
The poll shows an 11-point surge for Biden since last month, when 28 percent of Democrats said they would support him in the primary.
Sanders is now supported by 15 percent of Democratic voters, according to the poll, which found Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenBipartisan senators to hold hearing on 'toxic conservatorships' amid Britney Spears controversy Senate advances Biden consumer bureau pick after panel logjam White House faces increased cries from allies on Haitian migrants MORE (D-Mass.) at 8 percent support and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegDOJ sues to block JetBlue-American Airlines partnership On The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — Pelosi plows full speed ahead on jam-packed agenda Blumenthal calls on Buttigieg to investigate American Airlines-JetBlue partnership MORE (D) with 7 percent.
Biden leads Sanders among all the major demographics, according to CNN.
Just 36 percent of Democratic votes say, however, that they are locked in to their choice for president. Biden wins the support of 50 percent of Democrats who say they have made up their minds so far, according to the poll.
The CNN–SRSS poll was conducted from April 25 to 28, and the margin of error is 5.9 percentage points for Democratic-leaning voters.
A Morning Consult survey also published early Tuesday found the vice president with the support of 36 percent of Democrats compared to 22 percent for Sanders, a 6-point surge since Biden's campaign announcement last Thursday
The Morning Consult survey, which contacted only Democratic-leaning voters, surveyed 15,475 voters with a margin of error of just 1 percentage point.