Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenJan. 6 panel lays out criminal contempt case against Bannon Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by the American Petroleum Institute — Democrats address reports that clean energy program will be axed Two House Democrats to retire ahead of challenging midterms 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 SandersManchin meets with Sanders, Jayapal amid spending stalemate America can end poverty among its elderly citizens Senate GOP signals they'll help bail out Biden's Fed chair MORE (I-Vt.) ranks second in the field, with 15 percent support. He’s closely trailed by Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenAmerica can end poverty among its elderly citizens Senate GOP signals they'll help bail out Biden's Fed chair Misguided recusal rules lock valuable leaders out of the Pentagon MORE (D-Mass.) at 13 percent.
South Bend., Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Uber - Build Back Better items on chopping block Buttigieg says delay in climate action will cost lives amid reports of Manchin roadblock Sunday shows - Buttigieg warns supply chain issues could stretch to next year 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 BloombergDemocrats' combative approach to politics is doing more harm than good Battling over Biden's agenda: A tale of two Democratic parties Budget impasses mark a critical turning point in Biden's presidency 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.