Poll: Biden holds support of 50 percent of nonwhite Dem voters

Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump campaign launches Asian Pacific Americans coalition Biden: 'More than one African American woman' being considered for VP Liberal group asks Klobuchar to remove herself from VP consideration because of prosecutorial record MORE holds a commanding lead over the Democratic primary field in part due to nonwhite voters who support his candidacy, a new poll released Tuesday found.

Biden had the support of 50 percent of nonwhite Democratic primary voters in the CNN–SRSS survey, by far the lion's share of the demographic. Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe battle of two Cubas Coronavirus Report: The Hill's Steve Clemons interviews Rep. Ro Khanna Democrats gear up to hit GOP senators on DACA MORE (I-Vt.) trailed in second place with the support of 14 percent of nonwhite voters, while Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThe Memo: Trump ratchets up Twitter turmoil Hillicon Valley: Twitter flags Trump tweet for 'glorifying violence' | Cruz calls for criminal investigation into Twitter over alleged sanctions violations | Senators urge FTC to investigate TikTok child privacy issues Warren condemns 'horrific' Trump tweet on Minneapolis protests, other senators chime in MORE (D-Mass.) earned 7 percent.


Among white Democrats, the race is closer. Biden holds the support of 29 percent of white Democrats, according to the poll, while Sanders had 15 percent.

Warren, in third place overall in the poll, enjoys also about the same amount of support among white voters (8 percent) as she does among voters of color (7 percent).

And South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegBiden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 It's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process Here's how Biden can win over the minority vote and the Rust Belt MORE (D), in fourth place, enjoys the support of 10 percent of white Democrats for the primary, but registers just 3 percent support among voters of color.

Overall, the vice president enjoys a comfortable lead over the Democratic field following the launch of his presidential campaign last week, according to the CNN–SRSS survey, which shows him with the support of 39 percent of all likely Democratic primary voters compared to Sanders, his closest competitor, who sits at 15 percent.

The CNN–SRSS poll was conducted from April 25 to 28 and contacted 411 Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters. The margin of error is 5.9 percentage points.