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 BidenNew York Times editorial board calls for Trump's impeachment Graham invites Giuliani to testify about recent Ukraine trip Booker leads other 2020 Dems in petition urging DNC to change debate qualifications MORE holds an 11-point lead over his closest rival, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders 'outraged' after MLB threatens to cut ties with minor league teams Booker leads other 2020 Dems in petition urging DNC to change debate qualifications Democrats threaten to skip next debate over labor dispute 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 WarrenTrump executive order aimed at combating anti-Semitism stirs up controversy Booker leads other 2020 Dems in petition urging DNC to change debate qualifications Democrats threaten to skip next debate over labor dispute 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 HarrisBooker leads other 2020 Dems in petition urging DNC to change debate qualifications Sanders revokes congressional endorsement for Young Turks founder Cenk Uygur The Hill's Campaign Report: 2020 Democrats trading jabs ahead of Los Angeles debate MORE (D-Calif.) took 6 percent, while former tech executive Andrew YangAndrew YangBooker leads other 2020 Dems in petition urging DNC to change debate qualifications Yang unveils plan to address care for children and adults with disabilities Democrats threaten to skip next debate over labor dispute MORE and Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerBooker leads other 2020 Dems in petition urging DNC to change debate qualifications The Hill's Campaign Report: 2020 Democrats trading jabs ahead of Los Angeles debate Booker cancels NH activities, campaign says he has the flu MORE (D-N.J.) tied for fifth place with 4 percent support. 

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegBooker leads other 2020 Dems in petition urging DNC to change debate qualifications Buttigieg rolls out endorsements from South Bend officials Democrats threaten to skip next debate over labor dispute 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.