Poll: Biden leads 2020 Democrats by 6 points

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump says he doesn't want NYT in the White House Warren to protest with striking Chicago teachers Schiff punches back after GOP censure resolution fails 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 WarrenWarren to protest with striking Chicago teachers Overnight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — Four companies reach 0M settlement in opioid lawsuit | Deal opens door to larger settlements | House panel to consider vaping tax | Drug pricing markup tomorrow On The Money: Trump dismisses 'phony Emoluments Clause' after Doral criticism | Senate Dems signal support for domestic spending package | House panel to consider vaping tax MORE (D-Mass.) coming in at second with 19 percent and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWarren to protest with striking Chicago teachers Sanders: 'Outrageous' to suggest Gabbard 'is a foreign asset' Democratic strategist: Sanders seeking distance from Warren could 'backfire' MORE (I-Vt.) in third with 15 percent. 


No other candidate gets double-digit support. South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegSanders: 'Outrageous' to suggest Gabbard 'is a foreign asset' Hillicon Valley: Facebook removes Russian, Iranian accounts trying to interfere in 2020 | Zuckerberg on public relations blitz | Uncertainty over Huawei ban one month out Clinton attacks on Gabbard become flashpoint in presidential race MORE and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisClinton attacks on Gabbard become flashpoint in presidential race Poll: Biden holds 10-point lead nationally over Warren Trump declines to participate in Weather Channel 2020 climate change special 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.