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 BidenOn The Money: Economists flabbergasted after Congress leaves with no deal | Markets rise as the economy struggles | Retail sales slow in July Congress exits with no deal, leaving economists flabbergasted Trump touts NYC police union endorsement: 'Pro-cop all the way' 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 WarrenOvernight Energy: Major oil companies oppose Trump admin's methane rollback | Union files unfair labor practice charge against EPA USPS inspector general reviewing DeJoy's policy changes Former Obama speechwriter Favreau: 'Hilarious' some media outlets calling Harris a moderate MORE (D-Mass.) with 21 percent, Bernie SandersBernie SandersFormer Obama speechwriter Favreau: 'Hilarious' some media outlets calling Harris a moderate Trump to counter DNC with travel to swing states Progressives look to flex their muscle in next Congress after primary wins MORE (I-Vt.) with 10 percent and Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisOn The Money: Economists flabbergasted after Congress leaves with no deal | Markets rise as the economy struggles | Retail sales slow in July Trump touts NYC police union endorsement: 'Pro-cop all the way' USPS workers union endorses Biden, citing threat to postal service 'survival' MORE (D-Calif.) with 6 percent. Five percent of Democratic likely voters support South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - The choice: Biden-Harris vs. Trump-Pence California Democrats back Yang after he expresses disappointment over initial DNC lineup Obamas, Clintons to headline Biden's nominating convention 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.