Poll: Biden leads 2020 Democrats by 6 points

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump denies telling Bolton Ukraine aid was tied to investigations Former senior Senate GOP aide says Republicans should call witnesses Title, release date revealed for Bolton memoir MORE holds a 6-point lead over the rest of the 2020 Democratic primary field, according to a survey released Wednesday. 

Biden gets the support of 25 percent of likely Democratic primary voters in the latest Economist-YouGov weekly tracking poll, with Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenPoll: Sanders leads Biden by 9 points in Iowa Poll: Biden leads in Iowa ahead of caucuses The Memo: Impeachment dominates final Iowa sprint MORE (D-Mass.) coming in at second with 19 percent and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersPoll: Sanders leads Biden by 9 points in Iowa Poll: Biden leads in Iowa ahead of caucuses The Memo: Impeachment dominates final Iowa sprint MORE (I-Vt.) in third with 15 percent. 


No other candidate gets double-digit support. South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegPoll: Sanders leads Biden by 9 points in Iowa Buttigieg on polarization: 'We don't have to choose between being bold and being unified' Buttigieg: America 'united in mourning' Kobe Bryant's death MORE and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisBiden leads 2020 pack in congressional endorsements Harris on 2020 endorsement: 'I am not thinking about it right now' Panel: Is Kamala Harris a hypocrite for mulling a Joe Biden endorsement? MORE (D-Calif.) round out the top five with 8 percent and 5 percent, respectively.

Wednesday’s poll shows Biden and Sanders holding approximately steady, after garnering 24 percent and 17 percent last week, respectively, while Warren slipped 5 points since last week’s tracking poll. However, several other recent polls have shown a surge in support for the Massachusetts Democrat as she competes with Sanders for the primary field’s progressive mantle. 

Biden maintains his lead by holding double-digit advantages among voters aged 65 years and older and black and Hispanic voters, three core constituencies to his campaign. Warren, meanwhile, leads him by 6 points among voters aged 18-29 and by 5 points among white voters. 

Biden leads all other candidates among self-identified Democrats, while he is virtually tied with Sanders for independents, with 21 percent backing the former vice president and 22 percent supporting the Vermont senator.

Recent polling has signaled a new division within the primary field, with Biden, Warren and Sanders making up its top tier.

Wednesday’s poll was conducted from Sept. 14-17. It surveyed 1,500 adults and 1,184 registered voters and has a margin of error of 2.7 percent and 2.9 percent, respectively.