Biden holds 15-point lead among likely primary voters: poll

Biden holds 15-point lead among likely primary voters: poll
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenNearly 300 former national security officials sign Biden endorsement letter Trump narrows Biden's lead in Pennsylvania: poll Florida breaks first-day early voting record with 350K ballots cast MORE (D) holds a comfortable lead over his competition in a new poll of the 2020 Democratic primary field.

A USA Today/Suffolk University poll released Wednesday found Biden beats his closest rival, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Goldman Sachs - Tipping point week for Trump, Biden, Congress, voters Biden and Schumer face battles with left if Democrats win big Push to expand Supreme Court faces Democratic buzzsaw MORE (I-Vt.), by 15 points. Biden registered support from 30 percent of registered voters in the poll, while Sanders was supported by 15 percent.


Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenOvernight Health Care: Trump takes criticism of Fauci to a new level | GOP Health Committee chairman defends Fauci | Birx confronted Pence about Atlas Senate Democrats call for ramped up Capitol coronavirus testing Government watchdog to investigate allegations of Trump interference at CDC, FDA MORE (D-Mass.) took third place with the support of 10 percent of voters, the only other candidate to score double digits in the poll. Warren, however, topped Sanders and Biden among voters' likely second-choice picks, with Sanders coming in second place as voters' choice for whom to support if their top candidate dropped out.

"After front-runner Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren is the one who finishes in the money most," Suffolk poll director David Paleologos told USA Today. "Warren polls as the second or third-place choice four times out of ten, followed by Sanders (three times), Harris (twice) and Buttigieg (once)."

President TrumpDonald John TrumpNearly 300 former national security officials sign Biden endorsement letter DC correspondent on the death of Michael Reinoehl: 'The folks I know in law enforcement are extremely angry about it' Late night hosts targeted Trump over Biden 97 percent of the time in September: study MORE held a slight advantage against a generic Democratic opponent among voters in the poll, who said they would support the president for reelection by 40 percent to a generic Democratic challenger's 37 percent. Fourteen percent of voters told pollsters that they were undecided as to the general election.

The poll, which was conducted between June 11-15, surveyed 385 likely Democratic primary voters and 618 voters overall. The margin of error among Democratic voters is 5 percentage points, and 3 percentage points for the poll overall.