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Biden expands lead over 2020 Democrats: poll

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors Biden celebrates vaccine approval but warns 'current improvement could reverse' MORE has widened his lead among fellow 2020 Democrats, with a new poll showing him atop the crowded field by double digits.

Twenty-nine percent of Democratic and Democratic-leaning registered voters said they supported Biden in the CNN poll released early Tuesday. Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersHouse Democrats pass sweeping .9T COVID-19 relief bill with minimum wage hike House set for tight vote on COVID-19 relief package On The Money: Democrats scramble to save minimum wage hike | Personal incomes rise, inflation stays low after stimulus burst MORE (I-Vt.) has 15 percent and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenExclusive: How Obama went to bat for Warren Minimum wage setback revives progressive calls to nix Senate filibuster Democratic strategists start women-run media consulting firm MORE (D-Mass.) is at 14 percent, according to CNN.

Biden’s support has risen 7 points since a survey conducted in late June, with no other candidate making significant improvements in polling numbers, CNN noted.

Biden’s supporters are more often self-identified Democrats than independents, older rather than younger, and are moderate and conservative voters instead of liberals, pollsters found.

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Thirty-one percent of self-identified Democrats, 34 percent of voters ages 45 and older, and 34 percent of moderate and conservative voters back Biden, according to the poll.

Biden’s support also comes from the 54 percent of Democratic and Democratic-leaning registered voters whose main goal is to boot President TrumpDonald TrumpNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors McCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 MORE from office in 2020, with 35 percent of individuals in that group supporting the former vice president.

While Biden’s support has increased, Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisDwayne 'The Rock' Johnson vs. Donald Trump: A serious comparison Exclusive: How Obama went to bat for Warren To unite America, Biden administration must brace for hate MORE (D-Calif.) has seen a notable decline in support, with 5 percent of potential Democratic voters backing the senator, compared to 17 percent in the June poll, which was conducted soon after the first round of Democratic presidential primary debates. Harris and Biden clashed during the first round of debates, with the California senator challenging Biden on his views on busing.

The new poll was conducted from Aug. 15 to Aug. 18 and surveyed 1,001 adult registered voters. It has a margin of error of 3.7 percentage points.