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

Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBloomberg to spend 0M on anti-Trump ads in battleground states New witness claims first-hand account of Trump's push for Ukraine probes Obama cautions 2020 hopefuls against going too far left 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 SandersBloomberg to spend 0M on anti-Trump ads in battleground states Obama cautions 2020 hopefuls against going too far left What are Democrats going to do once Donald Trump leaves office? MORE (I-Vt.) trailed in second place with the support of 14 percent of nonwhite voters, while Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBloomberg to spend 0M on anti-Trump ads in battleground states Obama cautions 2020 hopefuls against going too far left What are Democrats going to do once Donald Trump leaves office? MORE (D-Mass.) earned 7 percent.

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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 ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegBloomberg to spend 0M on anti-Trump ads in battleground states Hill editor-in-chief: Buttigieg could benefit if impeachment reaches Senate Trump to hold campaign rally in Florida later this month 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.