Poll: Biden leads Democratic field by 6 points, Warren in second place

Former Vice President Joe Biden remains a top choice in the 2020 presidential primary among Democratic voters, but top tier candidates are narrowing his lead according to a new poll. 

Biden maintains a 6 point advantage, with 24 percent of Democrats surveyed saying they would vote for him if the primary were held today, according to an Economist/YouGov poll

The web-based poll was conducted between June 22 and June 25, and included 1,500 U.S. adults. There is a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percent. 

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is close behind Biden, with 18 percent of the vote. Warren now polls 3 points ahead of fellow progressive candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). {mosads}

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) ranks third among voters, with 7 percent of the vote, according to the poll. 

South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg ranked fourth in the crowded field, with 5 percent. Buttigieg has faced backlash in recent weeks in his city, and nationally, following a police shooting of a black man.

The shooting highlighted some black voters’ reluctance to back Buttigieg. He received 2 percent of the black vote according to the YouGov poll. 

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) notably received 3 percent in the recent poll, as did former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas). 

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) polled at 2 percent. All other candidates polled at 1 percent or less. 

Twenty candidates will participate in two debates, ten each night, on Wednesday and Thursday in Miami. 

Tags Bernie Sanders Beto O'Rourke Cory Booker Elizabeth Warren Joe Biden Pete Buttigieg Tulsi Gabbard

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