Updated Apr 30, 2019

The Biden bump: 3 new polls show former VP extends lead over 2020 field

Joe Biden at a rally in Pittsburgh. Photo: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images

Polls released Tuesday from CNN, Morning Consult and Quinnipiac suggest former Vice President Joe Biden received a significant bump among Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters after he officially jumped into the 2020 race last week.

Why it matters: Biden leads the crowded Democratic field with an average of 37.6%, solidifying his status as the race's current frontrunner.

By the numbers


  • Biden: 39%
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders: 15%
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren: 8%
  • South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg: 7%
  • Beto O'Rourke: 6%
  • Sen. Kamala Harris: 5%
  • The remaining candidates all fell below 2%.

Morning Consult

  • Biden: 36%
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders: 22%
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren: 9%
  • South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg: 8%
  • Sen. Kamala Harris: 7%
  • Beto O'Rourke: 5%
  • Cory Booker: 3%
  • The remaining candidates all fell below 2%.


  • Biden: 38%
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren: 12%
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders: 11%
  • South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg: 10%
  • Sen. Kamala Harris: 8%
  • Beto O'Rourke: 5%
  • The remaining candidates all fell below 2%.

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