WASHINGTON — Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are leading Democrats’ 2020 field in Iowa and Michigan, according to two surveys.
In a CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll, the former vice president received 27 percent support among Iowa Democrats while the Independent senator from Vermont came in with 25 percent.
With a 4.9 percent margin of error, the results place the two in a statistical tie.
An Emerson College poll released Monday shows Biden with a stronger lead in Michigan — with 40 percent of respondents naming him as their ideal candidate — and Sanders following at 23 percent.
The survey also found Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) breaking double digits at 12 percent and 11 percent, respectively.
Biden has not yet formally entered the race but holds a nationwide lead over Sanders at 29.3 vs. 19.8 percent, according to an average aggregated by Real Clear Politics.
The Iowa poll, released Saturday, was conducted between March 3-6 among 401 likely Democratic caucus-goers.
The Michigan poll was conducted among 743 registered voters between March 7-10. There is a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.
The Iowa caucus will be held on Feb. 3, 2020, and the Michigan primary takes place on March 10, 2020.