Biden lead over 2020 field widest since April: poll

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump second-term plans remain a mystery to GOP Susan Rice: Trump picks Putin over troops 'even when it comes to the blood of American service members' Does Donald Trump even want a second term? MORE has reached the highest lead over his 2020 Democratic presidential competitors since April, according to a CNN poll released Wednesday.

Biden received 34 percent support from those surveyed that identified as Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters. Behind the former vice president, Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenSusan Rice sees stock rise in Biden VP race The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden chips away at Trump's fundraising advantage Warnock raises almost M in Georgia Senate race in second quarter MORE (D-Mass.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Memo: Unhappy voters could deliver political shocks beyond Trump Democratic senator will introduce bill mandating social distancing on flights after flying on packed plane Neil Young opposes use of his music at Trump Mount Rushmore event: 'I stand in solidarity with the Lakota Sioux' MORE (I-Vt.) are about neck and neck with 19 percent and 16 percent support, respectively. 

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The 15-point lead represents Biden's largest since just after he announced his run on April 25. The former vice president gained support from moderate and conservative Democrats, racial and ethnic minorities and older voters since last month’s poll.

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisSusan Rice sees stock rise in Biden VP race Jaime Harrison seeks to convince Democrats he can take down Lindsey Graham Senators push foreign media to disclose if they are registered as foreign agents MORE (D-Calif.) follow behind the front-runners with 6 percent support each. Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharDemocrats: A moment in history, use it wisely The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Rep. Rodney Davis says most important thing White House can do on COVID-19 is give consistent messaging; US new cases surpass 50k for first time The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Stagwell President Mark Penn says Trump is losing on fighting the virus; Fauci says U.S. 'going in the wrong direction' in fight against virus MORE (D-Minn.) and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) both received 3 percent of the vote.

Respondents also tabbed the former vice as the best candidate to handle foreign policy, economy, immigration and gun policy. He led Sanders by 3 percentage points as the best candidate to handle health care and ties with the Vermont senator on the climate crisis. 

Biden’s lead in the CNN poll comes as President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump second-term plans remain a mystery to GOP Trump to hold outdoor rally in New Hampshire on Saturday Eighty-eight years of debt pieties MORE and Republicans have ramped up attacks against the presidential candidate, specifically regarding his family’s relationship with Ukraine.

A call in which Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to look into the Bidens' interactions in the country is at the center of the House impeachment inquiry against Trump.

There has been no evidence that Biden or his son violated laws in their interactions with Ukraine.

The CNN poll was completed by SSRS from Oct. 17 to 20 surveyed 1,003 adults, including 424 registered voters who identify as or lean Democrat. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.7 percentage points for the overall poll and plus or minus 5.8 percentage points among possible Democratic voters.