Former Vice President Joe Biden. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Former Vice President Joe Biden is slightly ahead in the crowded Democratic presidential race, an ABC News/Washington Post poll published early Sunday shows.

Details: Asked who their 2020 Democratic primary vote choice would be, 17% of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents back Biden, with 11% for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and 5% for South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg. However, 54 percent of those surveyed didn't name anyone.

By the numbers: Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) were backed by 4% of those surveyed, while 1 or 2% backed Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and non-runners, 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and former first lady Michelle Obama.

Go deeper: The wide Democratic field forces a bigger, longer, rougher 2020 race

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 9 p.m. ET: 31,1833,800 — Total deaths: 962,793— Total recoveries: 21,348,410Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 9 p.m. ET: 6,833,800 — Total deaths: 199,818 — Total recoveries: 2,615,949 — Total tests: 95,841,281Map.
  3. Health: CDC says it mistakenly published guidance about COVID-19 spreading through air.
  4. Media: Conservative blogger who spread COVID-19 misinformation worked for Fauci's agency.
  5. Politics: House Democrats file legislation to fund government through Dec. 11.
  6. World: U.K. upgrades COVID alert level as Europe sees worrying rise in infections — "The Wake-Up Call" warns the West about the consequences of mishandling a pandemic.

Sen. Cory Gardner on vacant Supreme Court seat: "I will vote to confirm"

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Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) will vote to confirm President Trump's nominee to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, he announced in a statement Monday.

Why it matters: The development is a win for President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). It should mean Republicans are all but assured to have enough support to hold hearings for Trump's potential nominee.

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Trump and Xi to give dueling speeches Tuesday at UN General Assembly

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President Trump and China’s Xi Jinping will address the UN General Assembly just minutes apart on Tuesday morning — with Russia’s Vladimir Putin following soon thereafter.

The big picture: Trump has promised a “strong message on China.” Xi, meanwhile, is expected to laud global cooperation — with the clear implication that it can be led from Beijing.

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