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

Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSanders defends Castro comments in wake of backlash from some Democrats Klobuchar releases medical report that says she's in 'very good health' Candidates face pressure to exit presidential race 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 SandersSanders says idea he can't work with Republicans is 'total nonsense' Sanders defends Castro comments in wake of backlash from some Democrats Sanders releases list of how to pay for his proposals MORE (I-Vt.) trailed in second place with the support of 14 percent of nonwhite voters, while Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenCandidates face pressure to exit presidential race Buttigieg proposes undoing SALT deduction cap Bloomberg called Warren 'scary,' knocked Obama's first term in leaked audio 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 ButtigiegSanders says idea he can't work with Republicans is 'total nonsense' Sanders defends Castro comments in wake of backlash from some Democrats Candidates face pressure to exit presidential race 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.