47 percent of black women say they'd back Biden: poll

47 percent of black women say they'd back Biden: poll
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Nearly half of black women say they would support former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenScaramucci attends charity event featuring Biden in the Hamptons Klobuchar knocks Trump: 'This negotiating by tweet hasn't been working' Rendell: Biden 'baked in' as Democratic nominee MORE in the Democratic presidential primary, according to a new Morning Consult poll.

Forty-seven percent of black women surveyed for the poll said Biden is their top choice to be the Democratic nominee, giving him a wide lead in the demographic over his rivals.

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Another 18 percent of the black women polled said Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTrump preps conspiracy theory to explain faltering economy Sanders doubles down on 'Medicare For All' defense: 'We have not changed one word' Sanders, Warren back major shift to fight drug overdoses MORE (I-Vt.) is their top choice, and 9 percent said they back Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisSanders doubles down on 'Medicare For All' defense: 'We have not changed one word' Obama reveals his summer playlist Democratic candidates face hard choices as 2020 field winnows MORE (D-Calif.). 

Biden also has the most support among white women, with 36 percent of white women naming him as their top choice, the poll found.

The poll's results are based on surveys with a sample of 15,475 registered voters who indicated they may participate in their state's Democratic primary or caucus. The surveys were conducted from April 22-28 and the poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 1 percentage point.

Another poll released Tuesday showed Biden with the lead among nonwhite voters in the Democratic presidential primary race.

The CNN/SRSS survey showed Biden with the support of 50 percent of nonwhite voters, giving him a commanding lead over his Democratic rivals in the key demographic.