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Poll: Biden holds his lead nationally

Poll: Biden holds his lead nationally

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenObama: Ensuring democracy 'continues to work effectively' keeps me 'up at night' New Jersey landlords prohibited from asking potential tenants about criminal records Overnight Defense: Pentagon pulling some air defense assets from Middle East | Dems introduce resolution apologizing to LGBT community for discrimination | White House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine MORE is holding his lead in the crowded Democratic presidential primary roughly two months out from the first nominating contests, according to a new national survey from Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll released exclusively to The Hill. 

Twenty-nine percent of respondents said they would most likely vote for Biden in a Democratic primary, while 16 percent said they would back Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill's Morning Report - ObamaCare here to stay Centrists gain leverage over progressives in Senate infrastructure battle OVERNIGHT ENERGY:  EPA announces new clean air advisors after firing Trump appointees |  Senate confirms Biden pick for No. 2 role at Interior | Watchdog: Bureau of Land Management saw messaging failures, understaffing during pandemic MORE (I-Vt.). 

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenDemocrats have turned solidly against gas tax Overnight Health Care: Takeaways on the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision | COVID-19 cost 5.5 million years of American life | Biden administration investing billions in antiviral pills for COVID-19 Democratic senators press PhRMA over COVID-19 lobbying efforts  MORE (D-Mass.) rounded out the top three slots at 13 percent support. 

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"The data shows Joe Biden has a strong base of loyal Democrats that basically has neither grown nor shrunk in the last 6 months despite everyone’s efforts," said Mark PennMark PennPoll shows signs of economic optimism, but inflation concerns rise Poll: Americans split on Jan. 6 commission Biden's job approval ticks upward to 62 percent, poll finds MORE, the co-director of the Harvard CAPS/Harris poll. "He remains the front-runner after Elizabeth Warren faltered with her 'Medicare for All' plan."

Meanwhile, South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegHigh-speed rail getting last minute push in Congress Buttigieg: Bipartisan deal on infrastructure 'strongly preferred' OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden ends infrastructure talks with key Republican | Colonial Pipeline CEO grilled over ransomware attack | Texas gov signs bills to improve power grid after winter storm MORE garnered 8 percent support, while former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergPress: Even Jeff Bezos should pay income taxes What the Democrats should be doing to reach true bipartisanship 5 former Treasury secretaries back Biden's plan to increase tax enforcement on wealthy MORE came in at 7 percent support. 

Bloomberg gained traction quickly after formally entering the race last month, focusing his time and resources on Super Tuesday states.

Morning Consult survey released on Tuesday also showed Biden leading the pack at 29 percent support nationally, again followed by Sanders, Warren and Buttigieg, in that order.

The Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll survey was conducted online within the U.S. among a representative sample of 1,859 registered voters between Nov. 27-29 by the Harris Poll. Results were weighted for age within gender, region, race/ethnicity, marital status, household size, income, employment, education, political party, and political ideology where necessary to align them with their actual proportions in the population. Propensity score weighting was also used to adjust for respondents’ propensity to be online.

The sampling margin of error of this poll is plus or minus 2 percentage points.