Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE leads a new poll of candidates running for the 2020 Democratic Party nomination, buoyed by support from older voters and minorities.
The Reuters/Ipsos poll released Wednesday found that Biden is supported by 24 percent of likely Democratic primary voters.
Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.) sits in second place with 15 percent, and no other candidate registered the support of more than 7 percent of respondents.
Twenty-one percent of the electorate is undecided, according to the survey.
The former vice president’s strongest support in the poll came from African Americans, four in 10 of whom said they supported Biden, and respondents ages 55 and older, 32 percent of whom supported him.
Sanders and Biden also enjoy the highest levels of name recognition in the field. They are both known by more than 80 percent of Democrats, according to Reuters, while Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.) is the next best known candidate, with 67 percent name recognition.
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Sixty-three percent of Americans have a favorable overall impression of Biden, according to the poll, compared to 58 percent for both Sanders and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegScaled-back Pride Month poses challenges for fundraising, outreach Biden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 It’s as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE (D), who is surging in some polls of early primary states.
The Reuters/Ipsos poll was taken between April 17-23, and surveyed 4,018 adults including 1,449 Democrats. It has a credibility interval of 2 percentage points.