Poll: Biden, Sanders, Harris Top 2020 Contenders
POLL SHOWS BIDEN AND SANDERS WITH HEALTHY LEADS IN DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY AND HARRIS SEPARATING FROM THE PACK
(CNN) – A new poll shows recognition is the name of the game right now for the 2020 Democratic primary, except for one rising star.
Numbers from the Monmouth University national poll find Joe Biden leading the pack with 29% of the likely vote.
Bernie Sanders is in second at 16% and coming in third is newcomer Kamala Harris.
She has climbed to 11% after announcing her candidacy last month.
Two months ago, the junior senator was unknown to most voters outside California.
A CNN poll found just four percent of respondents planned to vote for her.
During the same time period, Kirsten Gillibrand and Elizabeth Warren have not markedly improved their standings.
Neither Biden or Sanders have formally announced they will run in the race.
That makes Harris the top confirmed candidate in the primary.