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 BidenJill Biden campaigns for McAuliffe in Virginia Fill the Eastern District of Virginia  Biden: Those who defy Jan. 6 subpoenas should be prosecuted 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 SandersSanders, Manchin escalate fight over .5T spending bill Sanders blames media for Americans not knowing details of Biden spending plan Briahna Joy Gray: Proposals favored by Black voters 'first at the chopping block' in spending talks 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.

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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenMisguided recusal rules lock valuable leaders out of the Pentagon Biden's soft touch with Manchin, Sinema frustrates Democrats Hillicon Valley — Presented by LookingGlass — Congress makes technology policy moves 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 TrumpTrump criticizes Justice for restoring McCabe's benefits Biden: Those who defy Jan. 6 subpoenas should be prosecuted Hillicon Valley — Presented by LookingGlass — Hackers are making big money 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.