Biden leads Democratic field by double digits in Maryland: poll

Biden leads Democratic field by double digits in Maryland: poll
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenCNN's Anderson Cooper mocks WH press secretary over Fox News interview Yang cautions Democrats: Impeachment might not be 'successful' Ocasio-Cortez: Sanders' heart attack was a 'gut check' moment MORE leads the crowded Democratic presidential primary field by double digits in the state of Maryland, according to a poll released Wednesday. 

Biden has the support of 33 percent of likely Democratic voters in the state, according to the Goucher College survey. He was followed by Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenTrump says his Doral resort will no longer host G-7 after backlash Ocasio-Cortez: Sanders' heart attack was a 'gut check' moment Ocasio-Cortez tweets endorsement of Sanders MORE (D-Mass.) with 21 percent, Bernie SandersBernie SandersOcasio-Cortez: Sanders' heart attack was a 'gut check' moment Ocasio-Cortez tweets endorsement of Sanders Ocasio-Cortez throws support to Sanders at Queens rally MORE (I-Vt.) with 10 percent and Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisKamala Harris reacts to supporter who got tattoo of her handwriting Even with likely Trump impeachment, Democrats face uphill climb to win presidency Harris campaign releases web video highlighting opposition to death penalty MORE (D-Calif.) with 6 percent. Five percent of Democratic likely voters support South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegSenate Democrats want Warren to talk costs on 'Medicare for All' Sanders seeks spark from Ocasio-Cortez at Queens rally Biden seeks to fundraise off fact he's running out of money MORE (D). 

The survey found that 15 percent of respondents were undecided or had no preference.

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“Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren are currently the frontrunners among Maryland Democratic likely voters,” said Mileah Kromer, director of the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center at Goucher College, in a statement. “Democrats in Maryland are divided over whether they want a more moderate or progressive nominee."

The poll found that 42 percent of Democratic likely voters say they would prefer a moderate nominee while 45 percent prefer a progressive one. 

Researchers surveyed 300 Maryland Democratic likely voters between Sept. 13 and Sept. 19. The results have a margin of error of plus or minus 5.6 percent. 

The survey was Goucher's first 2020 poll. Maryland's primary contest will take place in April.

There are currently more than a dozen people running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.