Poll: Biden leads 2020 Democratic field by 11 points in North Carolina

Poll: Biden leads 2020 Democratic field by 11 points in North Carolina
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump hits Fox News's Chris Wallace over Ukraine coverage Schiff: Whistleblower testimony might not be necessary Trump warns Democrats will lose House seats over impeachment MORE holds an 11-point lead over his closest rival, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders wishes Ocasio-Cortez happy birthday Video of fake Trump shooting members of media shown at his Miami resort: report Sanders can gain ground by zeroing in on corruption MORE (I-Vt.), in North Carolina, according to a High Point University poll released Monday.

The poll, which surveyed 348 North Carolina Democrats, shows Biden leading the pack with 31 percent support. Sanders finished in second place with 20 percent, while Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenSanders can gain ground by zeroing in on corruption Biden praises Buttigieg for criticizing GOP attacks: 'That's a good man' Warren enters crucial debate with big momentum MORE (D-Mass.) took third with 15 percent support. 

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The poll suggests that, even as Biden has seen his lead slip in recent national and early primary and caucus state polls, he remains dominant in a key battleground state that Democrats are eager to win in 2020. 

No candidate outside the top three registered double-digit support. Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisRepublicans wrestle with impeachment strategy Klobuchar takes shots at health and education plans supported by Sanders and Warren Kamala Harris to Trump Jr.: 'You wouldn't know a joke if one raised you' MORE (D-Calif.) took 6 percent, while former tech executive Andrew YangAndrew YangO'Rourke campaign says path to victory hinges on top 5 finishes in Iowa, Nevada Hillicon Valley: Google, Reddit to testify on tech industry protections | Trump joins Amazon-owned Twitch | House to vote on bill to combat foreign interference O'Rourke raises .5 million in third quarter MORE and Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerRepublicans wrestle with impeachment strategy O'Rourke campaign says path to victory hinges on top 5 finishes in Iowa, Nevada O'Rourke raises .5 million in third quarter MORE (D-N.J.) tied for fifth place with 4 percent support. 

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegTrump hits Fox News's Chris Wallace over Ukraine coverage Sanders can gain ground by zeroing in on corruption Biden praises Buttigieg for criticizing GOP attacks: 'That's a good man' MORE was the only other candidate to notch above 1 percent support among Democrats, scoring 3 percent in the poll.

Biden also holds the lead in favorability among Democrats, with 70 percent reporting a positive opinion of the former vice president. Sanders had 61 percent favorability, while Warren registered at 53 percent.

North Carolina will hold its presidential primary elections on Super Tuesday on March 3, when voters in a dozen states will cast their ballots in the Democratic nominating contest. 

The High Point University poll surveyed 1,030 adults in North Carolina, including 348 Democrats. The results are based on a combination of live telephone and online interviews. It does not assign a traditional margin of error.