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Poll: Biden leads Dems by 18 points, followed by Sanders and Warren

Former Vice President Joe Biden maintains a comfortable lead over the other candidates in the Democratic Party’s 2020 primary field, according to a new poll.

A Fox News poll released Thursday found that Biden enjoys an 18-point lead over his closest challenger, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sitting in third place.

{mosads}Biden was supported by 35 percent of likely Democratic primary voters in the poll, up from 31 percent in March, while Sanders sat at 17 percent, a slight dip from March, when he registered support from 23 percent of voters.

Warren, meanwhile, has yet to break double digits even as she has seen her support in the poll surge from 4 percent in March to 9 percent in the most recent poll.

Also having notable shifts in support in the poll were Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), who saw her support dip from 8 percent to 5 percent, and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D), who has climbed to fourth place at 6 percent after previously registering just 1 percent support in March.

Defeating President Trump remains the top priority of Democratic primary voters, according to the poll, which found that 73 percent listed a victory in November 2020 as their top priority over policy decisions.

Fifty-one percent want to see someone who shares their views take office by comparison, and 47 percent want someone with “new ideas” to take office.

The Fox News poll was conducted between May 11-14 and contacted 469 registered Democratic voters nationwide. The margin of error is 4.5 percentage points.

Tags 2020 Democrats Bernie Sanders Democratic primary Donald Trump Elizabeth Warren Fox News Joe Biden Pete Buttigieg Polling
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