Biden leads Democratic primary field nationally: poll

Biden leads Democratic primary field nationally: poll
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenLifting our voices — and votes Longtime Democratic pollster: Warren 'obvious solution' for Biden's VP pick Biden will help close out Texas Democrats' virtual convention: report MORE is leading the Democratic presidential primary field, according to a new national poll. 

Biden is supported by 24 percent of registered Democrats and independents, based on a Reuters-Ipsos poll released Thursday. 

Biden is closely trailed by Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden will help close out Texas Democrats' virtual convention: report Senate Dems press DOJ over coronavirus safety precautions in juvenile detention centers Gabbard drops defamation lawsuit against Clinton MORE (I-Vt.), who has 20 percent support, based on the poll. 

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Both candidates saw an uptick in support from a Reuters-Ipsos poll released last month that showed Biden with 19 percent support and Sanders at 14 percent support. 

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenLongtime Democratic pollster: Warren 'obvious solution' for Biden's VP pick The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - US virus deaths exceed 100,000; Pelosi pulls FISA bill Warren's VP bid faces obstacle: Her state's Republican governor MORE (D-Mass.) maintained her third place spot behind Sanders, at 12 percent. It’s a 3-point increase in support for Warren since last month’s poll. 

Former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergIt's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process Liberals embrace super PACs they once shunned .7 billion expected to be spent in 2020 campaign despite coronavirus: report MORE’s support increased by 6 points to 10 percent, leapfrogging ahead of former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegBiden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 It's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process Here's how Biden can win over the minority vote and the Rust Belt MORE at 7 percent. Buttigieg’s support increased 1 point since last month’s poll. 

Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharLongtime Democratic pollster: Warren 'obvious solution' for Biden's VP pick Warren's VP bid faces obstacle: Her state's Republican governor Biden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 MORE (D-Minn.) is behind them at 3 percent, based on the poll. 

The results of the national poll were released less than two weeks before primary voting season will kick off with the Iowa caucus. The poll, however, indicates the ranking may change. 

Only 43 percent of registered voters surveyed said they are locked in on their choice, based on the poll. 

The Reuters-Ipsos poll surveyed 1,108 adults, including 545 people who identified as registered voters and affiliated either as an independent or a Democrat. The results have a credibility interval of about 5 percentage points.