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Biden leads Democratic primary field nationally: poll

Biden leads Democratic primary field nationally: poll
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenDefense lawyers for alleged Capitol rioters to get tours of U.S. Capitol Sasse to introduce legislation giving new hires signing bonuses after negative jobs report Three questions about Biden's conservation goals 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 SandersGOP is consumed by Trump conspiracy theories Manchin on collision course with Warren, Sanders Sanders on Cheney drama: GOP is an 'anti-democratic cult' 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 WarrenFree Speech Inc.: The Democratic Party finds a new but shaky faith in corporate free speech Debate over ICBMs: Will 'defund our defenses' be next? Manchin on collision course with Warren, Sanders 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 BloombergFour years is not enough — Congress should make the child tax credit permanent Biden's spending plans: Good PR, but bad politics and policy Top 12 political donors accounted for almost 1 of every 13 dollars raised since 2009: study MORE’s support increased by 6 points to 10 percent, leapfrogging ahead of former 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 at 7 percent. Buttigieg’s support increased 1 point since last month’s poll. 

Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharStrengthen CBP regulations to reduce opioid deaths Why isn't Washington defending American companies from foreign assaults? Republicans float support for antitrust reform after Trump Facebook ban upheld 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.