Biden takes modest lead for 2020

January 18, 2018

Former Vice President Joe Biden has taken a modest lead, with 26% support, over the field of potential Democratic presidential candidates for 2020, based on survey results released by RABA Research, The Hill reports.

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont), whose provocative and popular challenge to Hillary Clinton turned him into a progressive icon, is ensconced in second place, at 21%.

Coming in third? Oprah Winfrey, whose Golden Globes speech on January 7 sparked rumors that she might throw her hat in the ring, has taken 20% of the likely voters. She is followed by Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren (D) at 18%—still a mainstream candidate, despite her falling poll numbers in her home state.

Fifteen percent of respondents said they either are unsure at this point or would pick someone else.

According to the report by The Hill, Biden also has the highest favorability rating in the field, at 76% positive. Winfrey and Sanders register at 67% favorable, while 58% of Democrats have a positive opinion of Warren.

The RABA online survey of 345 Democrats nationwide was conducted last week.

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