Biden maintains double-digit lead, Sanders in second: poll

Biden maintains double-digit lead, Sanders in second: poll
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A new Morning Consult poll shows former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenCaitlyn Jenner says election was not 'stolen,' calls Biden 'our president' Manchin, Biden huddle amid talk of breaking up T package Overnight Energy: 5 takeaways from the Colonial Pipeline attack | Colonial aims to 'substantially' restore pipeline operations by end of week | Three questions about Biden's conservation goals MORE with a 12-point lead nationally over the rest of the 2020 Democratic primary field as Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Memo: Outrage rises among liberals over Israel On The Money: Biden says workers can't turn down job and get benefits | Treasury launches state and local aid | Businesses jump into vax push Symone Sanders 'hurt' at being passed over for press secretary: report MORE (I-Vt.) has moved into second place.

According to the poll, among Democratic primary voters, Biden led Democratic presidential candidates with 32 percent of the votes, followed by Sanders at 20 percent, and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThe Memo: Outrage rises among liberals over Israel The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Infrastructure, Cheney ouster on deck as Congress returns Warren says she'll run for reelection to Senate MORE (D-Mass.) placing third with 17 percent. 

No other Democratic candidate polled in double digits.


Biden also had a double-digit lead in the same poll last month, but Warren was the runner-up in that survey, 2 points ahead of Sanders.

The poll released Tuesday also specified results in early primary states Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada.

In this subset of Democratic voters, Biden's (29 percent) lead over Sanders (18 percent) and Warren (17 percent) was slightly less and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete Buttigieg'Funky Academic:' Public has been 'groomed to measure progress by firsts' Biden administration in talks with LA Mayor Eric Garcetti for India ambassador post: reports Business groups target moderate Democrats on Biden tax plans MORE broke into double digits with the support of 10 percent of respondents.

In a recent Des Moines Register/CNN poll, Buttigieg, who has recently enjoyed a strong surge in Iowa, home of the nation's first presidential caucuses, leads Warren by 9 points. Biden and Sanders both trail by 10 points in the Hawkeye State.

However, a recent Quinnipiac poll shows Biden with a massive lead in South Carolina (33 percent) over Warren (13 percent), Sanders (11 percent) and Buttigieg (6 percent).

Morning Consult's latest poll is based on interviews with 17,050 Democratic voters conducted Nov. 11-17. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 1 percentage point for the national results and plus or minus 4 percentage points for the early primary state voters.