WASHINGTON – Former Vice President Joe Biden has a 20-point lead over his closest rival for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, Sen. Bernie Sanders, according to a poll released Friday.
The Rasmussen Reports survey found that 39% of the respondents said they support Biden and 19% said they support Sanders (I-Vt.). Meanwhile, 12% said they support Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.). The other 20 candidates were not included in the poll.
They include five senators, four representatives, two former representatives, two mayors, a former mayor, a former cabinet secretary, two governors, a former governor, an entrepreneur and an author.
The survey included 1,000 likely Democratic voters and was carried out Tuesday and Wednesday. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
Sanders led the Democratic field in most polls prior to Biden entering the race on April 25.
Recent polls have predicted that Biden, Sanders and Harris would each defeat President Donald Trump in a general election match-up.