WASHINGTON – Former Vice President Joe Biden has opened a huge lead over the other 20 Democratic candidates for president since entering the race last week, according to a poll released Tuesday.
The CNN/SSRS poll found that 39% of the respondents said they support Biden, which marks an 11-point jump since the end of March.
For months, polls showed Biden leading the ever-growing field. However, Biden’s lead over the top contender among the then-declared candidates, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), had ranged from modest to comfortable.
Tuesday’s poll showed Sanders at 15%.
Meanwhile, 8% said they support Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.).
Seven percent said they support South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
Six percent said they support former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (Texas).
Five percent said they support Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.).
The other candidates polled at 2% or below.
The survey included 1,007 respondents and was carried out Apr. 25-28. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.8 percentage points.
Recent polls said Biden would defeat President Donald Trump in a hypothetical match-up.