Biden holds double-digit lead over Sanders nationally: poll

Biden holds double-digit lead over Sanders nationally: poll
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump renews culture war, putting GOP on edge Atlanta mayor says she has tested positive for COVID-19 Trump downplaying sparks new criticism of COVID-19 response MORE has built a double-digit lead over rival Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersMilitary madness in the age of COVID-19 Will Twitter make @RealDonaldTrump a one-term president? Judd Gregg: The coming Biden coup MORE (I-Vt.) nationwide among likely Democratic voters, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.

The survey, released Monday, found 52 percent of voters wanted Biden to win the nomination, compared to 36 percent who said they wanted Sanders to face President TrumpDonald John TrumpCNN's Anderson Cooper: Trump's Bubba Wallace tweet was 'racist, just plain and simple' Beats by Dre announces deal with Bubba Wallace, defends him after Trump remarks Overnight Defense: DOD reportedly eyeing Confederate flag ban | House military spending bill blocks wall funding MORE in November.

The poll, which was conducted Wednesday through Saturday, found Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenTrump criticizes Redskins, Indians over potential name changes The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump wants schools to reopen, challenged on 'harmless' COVID-19 remark Judd Gregg: The coming Biden coup MORE (D-Mass.), notched 7 percent of support from likely Democratic voters. Warren ended her presidential campaign on Thursday.


Just 1 percent of respondents said they would like to see someone else get the nomination, and 4 percent said they had no opinion on the matter. Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardFinancial firms facing serious hacking threat in COVID-19 era Gabbard drops defamation lawsuit against Clinton It's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE (D-Hawaii), who has been awarded two delegates in the nomination race, gained less than 0.5 percent support.

In the same poll, Biden was leading Sanders by 20 percentage points among white voters, while Sanders showed strong support among Latinos. Biden was the top choice for African Americans.

The survey sampled 1,211 adults, including 206 who reside in Arizona, Florida, Michigan, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio and Wisconsin. The interviews were conducted via telephone nationwide, including landline and cellphones. Among the sample, 34 percent of voters identified as Democrats, 29 percent as Republicans and 37 percent as independents.

The overall poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.3 points.

Biden has seen a surge in support from Democratic voters following a decisive victory in the South Carolina primary on Feb. 29 and unexpected wins on Super Tuesday.

He has enjoyed a growing list of endorsements from former 2020 rivals, including former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegDemocratic lawmakers call for expanding, enshrining LGBTQ rights Democrats debate Biden effort to expand map against Trump The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Dems, GOP dig in on police reform ahead of House vote MORE, Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHillicon Valley: QAnon scores wins, creating GOP problem | Supreme Court upholds regulation banning robocalls to cellphones | Foreign hackers take aim at homebound Americans | Uber acquires Postmates Senate Democrats urge Pompeo to ensure Americans living overseas can vote in November The Hill's Coronavirus Report: The Hill's Reid Wilson says political winners are governors who listened to scientists and public health experts; 12 states record new highs for seven-day case averages MORE (D-Minn.), Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerSenators push foreign media to disclose if they are registered as foreign agents Joe Biden must release the results of his cognitive tests — voters need to know GOP senators debate replacing Columbus Day with Juneteenth as a federal holiday MORE (D-N.J.) and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump wants schools to reopen, challenged on 'harmless' COVID-19 remark Judd Gregg: The coming Biden coup Susan Rice sees stock rise in Biden VP race MORE (D-Calif.).

Biden’s mountain of support from prominent Democrats comes as they work to stop Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, from becoming the party’s nominee.