Poll: Biden leading Democratic field nationally

Poll: Biden leading Democratic field nationally
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenDemocrats redefine center as theirs collapses Speculation swirls around whether Bloomberg will make Las Vegas debate stage Pelosi: 'I'm not counting Joe Biden out' MORE is leading the 2020 Democratic primary field nationally despite falling behind in recent state polls, according to a new Harvard CAPS/Harris survey.

The survey released Friday found that 33 percent of likely primary voters said they were most likely to vote for Biden, while 18 percent said they were likely to vote for Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDemocrats redefine center as theirs collapses Speculation swirls around whether Bloomberg will make Las Vegas debate stage Pelosi: 'I'm not counting Joe Biden out' MORE (I-Vt.), and 15 percent would vote for Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenDemocrats redefine center as theirs collapses Massachusetts Democrats question deployment of Border Patrol teams to sanctuary cities Speculation swirls around whether Bloomberg will make Las Vegas debate stage MORE (D-Mass.).

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"Biden continues to lead the pack but most Democratic voters are open to switching and so his lead is somewhat precarious, especially given polls recent early states," Mark PennMark PennSanders drags Democrats to the left; will it be 1972 all over again? Majority of voters want Trump to address health care in State of the Union: poll Trump trails Democrats, but approval near highs MORE, co-director of the Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll, told The Hill. "Biden remains the one viewed as a centrist and most electable if the major candidates."

A New York Times/Siena College Iowa survey also released on Friday showing Biden slipping to fourth place in the state less than 100 days before the Iowa Caucus.

Warren led that poll with 22 percent support among likely Democratic Iowa caucus-goers, while Sanders received 19 percent support.

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegKlobuchar, Steyer unable to name Mexico's president in pointed interview Democrats redefine center as theirs collapses Speculation swirls around whether Bloomberg will make Las Vegas debate stage MORE came in third place with 18 percent, followed by Biden at 17 percent.

The Harvard CAPS/Harris poll surveyed 1,810 registered voters from Oct. 29-31. The poll is a collaboration of the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard University and The Harris Poll. The Hill will be working with Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll throughout 2019.

Full poll results will be posted online later this week. The Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll survey is an online sample drawn from the Harris Panel and weighted to reflect known demographics. As a representative online sample, it does not report a probability confidence interval.