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Poll: Biden holds 20-point lead over Democrats in Texas

Poll: Biden holds 20-point lead over Democrats in Texas
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden offers support to union organizing efforts Senate Democrats nix 'Plan B' on minimum wage hike Kavanaugh dismays conservatives by dodging pro-Trump election lawsuits MORE is leading the 2020 Democratic primary field with a 20-point lead over his closest opponent in Texas, according to a new poll. 

Biden is backed by 35 percent of likely Texas Democratic primary voters, based on a CNN poll released Wednesday. 

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSenate Democrats nix 'Plan B' on minimum wage hike Senate mulls changes to .9 trillion coronavirus bill NFL's Justin Jackson praises Sanders for opposing Biden's USDA nominee MORE (I-Vt.) ranks second in the field, with 15 percent support. He’s closely trailed by Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenSenate mulls changes to .9 trillion coronavirus bill Exclusive: How Obama went to bat for Warren Minimum wage setback revives progressive calls to nix Senate filibuster MORE (D-Mass.) at 13 percent. 

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South Bend., Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegExclusive: How Obama went to bat for Warren The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden vs. Trump, part II Chasten Buttigieg jokes about his husband biking home from work MORE (D), who is leading some polls in Iowa, the first state to choose a nominee, ranks fourth in Texas at 9 percent, based on the poll. Former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergDwayne 'The Rock' Johnson vs. Donald Trump: A serious comparison On The Trail: The political perils of Snowmageddon Five things to watch in the New York City mayoral race MORE (D), a late entry to the race, closely trails Buttigieg at 4 percent. 

Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, a former mayor of San Antonio, has 3 percent support from likely primary voters, based on the poll. 

No other candidate receives more than 2 percent support in the poll. 

Texas Democrats will vote on a candidate on Super Tuesday, which falls on March 3. Voters in California, the most populous state in the U.S., will cast a vote the same day. 

The race is closer in California, with Biden, Sanders and Warren bunched at the top of the field, based on the CNN poll. 

The Texas poll was conducted from Dec. 4 to 8. Pollsters surveyed 327 likely Democratic primary voters. The sample was weighted to reflect Census figures for gender, race, age, education, state region and telephone usage. Its results have a margin of error of 6.6 percentage points.