Biden expands lead over 2020 Democrats: poll

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden alleges Sanders campaign 'doctored video' to attack him on Social Security record Sanders campaign responds to Biden doctored video claims: Biden should 'stop trying to doctor' public record Capt. "Sully" Sullenberger pens op-ed in defense of Biden: 'I stuttered once, too. I dare you to mock me' 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 SandersBiden alleges Sanders campaign 'doctored video' to attack him on Social Security record Sanders campaign responds to Biden doctored video claims: Biden should 'stop trying to doctor' public record The Memo: Sanders-Warren battle could reshape Democratic primary MORE (I-Vt.) has 15 percent and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenThe Memo: Sanders-Warren battle could reshape Democratic primary Environmental activists interrupt Buttigieg in New Hampshire Pence to visit Iowa days before caucuses 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 John TrumpTrump's newest Russia adviser, Andrew Peek, leaves post: report Hawley expects McConnell's final impeachment resolution to give White House defense ability to motion to dismiss Trump rips New York City sea wall: 'Costly, foolish' and 'environmentally unfriendly idea' 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 Devi HarrisParnas pressure grows on Senate GOP Sanders defends vote against USMCA: 'Not a single damn mention' of climate change The Hill's Morning Report — President Trump on trial 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.