Poll: Biden leads 2020 Democratic field by 8 points

A new poll shows former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden 'disappointed' in Senate parliamentarian ruling but 'respects' decision Taylor Swift celebrates House passage of Equality Act Donald Trump Jr. calls Bruce Springsteen's dropped charges 'liberal privilege' MORE leading the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential field by 8 points. 

The Economist/YouGov survey found that 26 percent of Democratic presidential primary or caucus voters said they would support Biden. He's trailed by Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenMinimum wage setback revives progressive calls to nix Senate filibuster Democratic strategists start women-run media consulting firm Becerra says he wants to 'build on' ObamaCare when pressed on Medicare for All MORE (D-Mass.), who registered  support from 18 percent of respondents.

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersHouse Democrats to keep minimum wage hike in COVID-19 relief bill for Friday vote Sanders slams parliamentarian decision on minimum wage Parliamentarian nixes minimum wage hike in coronavirus bill MORE (I-Vt.) had the support of 13 percent of respondents while Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisTo unite America, Biden administration must brace for hate Democratic strategists start women-run media consulting firm Grassley to vote against Tanden nomination MORE (D-Calif.) garnered the backing of 10 percent  and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegSenate confirms former Michigan governor Granholm as Energy secretary Senate confirms Vilsack as Agriculture secretary Biden to detail 'roadmap' for partnership with Canada in meeting with Trudeau MORE attracted 5 percent. 


Those five candidates are among more than two dozen in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination and 20 who have appeared or will appear on the Democratic debate stage this week in Detroit. They're also the only candidates in the new survey with at least 3 percent support. 

Researchers surveyed 1,500 adult citizens including 1,101 registered voters between July 27 and July 30. The overall margin of error was 2.6 percentage points. For registered voters, it was 3.1 points.

Biden has consistently been the front-runner in most major polls.