Biden leads Democratic primary field nationally: poll

Biden leads Democratic primary field nationally: poll
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSanders defends Castro comments in wake of backlash from some Democrats Klobuchar releases medical report that says she's in 'very good health' Candidates face pressure to exit presidential race 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 SandersSanders says idea he can't work with Republicans is 'total nonsense' Sanders defends Castro comments in wake of backlash from some Democrats Sanders releases list of how to pay for his proposals 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 Ann WarrenCandidates face pressure to exit presidential race Buttigieg proposes undoing SALT deduction cap Bloomberg called Warren 'scary,' knocked Obama's first term in leaked audio 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 Rubens BloombergSanders defends Castro comments in wake of backlash from some Democrats Klobuchar releases medical report that says she's in 'very good health' Buttigieg proposes undoing SALT deduction cap MORE’s support increased by 6 points to 10 percent, leapfrogging ahead of former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegSanders says idea he can't work with Republicans is 'total nonsense' Sanders defends Castro comments in wake of backlash from some Democrats Candidates face pressure to exit presidential race MORE at 7 percent. Buttigieg’s support increased 1 point since last month’s poll. 

Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharKlobuchar releases medical report that says she's in 'very good health' Candidates face pressure to exit presidential race Buttigieg proposes undoing SALT deduction cap 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.