Biden leads in early voting states, followed by Warren, Sanders: poll

Biden leads in early voting states, followed by Warren, Sanders: poll
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenUkrainian officials and Giuliani are sharing back-channel campaign information: report The Hill's Morning Report — Mueller Time: Dems, GOP ready questions for high-stakes testimony Biden campaign taps foreign policy vet Nicholas Burns as adviser: report MORE leads among 2020 Democratic candidates in early voting states, according to a new CBS poll, with Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren warns another 'economic crash' is coming The Hill's Morning Report — Mueller Time: Dems, GOP ready questions for high-stakes testimony Biden's lead narrows in early voting states: poll MORE (D-Mass.) and Bernie SandersBernie Sanders'Medicare for All': The hype v. Maryland's reality Biden says he supports paying campaign staff minimum wage Biden's lead narrows in early voting states: poll MORE (I-Vt.) placing second and third, respectively.

Biden is the first choice for 31 percent of voters in 18 early voting states, according to the survey, followed by Warren with 17 percent, Sanders with 16 percent and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisThe Hill's Morning Report — Mueller Time: Dems, GOP ready questions for high-stakes testimony Biden's lead narrows in early voting states: poll New CBS poll shows Biden with 7-point lead in New Hampshire MORE (D-Calif.) with 10 percent.

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When Democratic voters are asked which candidate they are considering supporting and allowed to choose as many candidates as they want, Biden still leads with 55 percent, but Warren is closer behind, with 49 percent saying they are considering supporting her.

Harris follows with 45 percent, Sanders with 43 percent and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegNashville radio host blocked by employer from airing his interview with Buttigieg Buttigieg says white supremacy could be 'issue that ends this country' Biden's lead narrows in early voting states: poll MORE with 32 percent.

In Iowa, Biden still leads, but his competition is closer for voters’ first choice. Biden is the first choice of 30 percent of Democrats in the first-in-the-nation caucus state, followed by Sanders with 22 percent, Warren with 12 percent and Buttigieg with 11 percent.

The breakdown is similar among New Hampshire voters, with Biden at 33 percent, Sanders at 20 percent, Warren at 17 percent and Buttigieg at 10 percent.

In South Carolina, the first primary state in which black voters are a major factor, Biden has a wider lead with 45 percent, followed by Sanders with 18 percent and Warren with 8 percent. 

Seventy-five percent of voters supporting Biden believe he would beat President TrumpDonald John TrumpChelsea Clinton announces birth of third child Ukrainian officials and Giuliani are sharing back-channel campaign information: report Trump attacks 'the Squad' as 'racist group of troublemakers' MORE in a head-to-head contest.

The survey was conducted by YouGov from May 31 to June 12 among 16,624 registered voters in 18 states. It had a 1.5-point margin of error.