Former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenOcasio-Cortez says she’s not ready to endorse 2020 candidate, will focus on local races Sanders faces big problem with Biden and black voters Sanders rolls out plan to help family farmers during Iowa stop MORE has a 32-point lead in the Democratic presidential race in a Hill-HarrisX poll released Monday.

Biden won 46 percent in the poll compared to 14 percent for Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersSanders faces big problem with Biden and black voters Sanders rolls out plan to help family farmers during Iowa stop The student debt crisis isn’t what you think it is MORE (I-Vt.), who came in a distant second place.

Former South Bend, Ind. mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegButtigieg, husband meet with Jimmy Carter, sit in on Sunday school class Klobuchar is a worthy candidate, getting no attention Kate McKinnon as Elizabeth Warren talks college debt forgiveness on ‘SNL’ MORE was in third place with 8 percent, followed by Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenSanders faces big problem with Biden and black voters The student debt crisis isn’t what you think it is Klobuchar is a worthy candidate, getting no attention MORE (D-Mass.) with 7 percent.

Since he officially entered the race in April, Biden has seen an increase in public support and become the clear frontrunner in the race.

Polls taken since the former vice president’s official declaration have shown him receiving support in the upper 30s to lower 40s, about twice as much as Sanders, his next closest rival.

The poll was taken Friday and Saturday among 440 registered voters who identified as Democrats or independents who leaned toward the party.

California Democratic Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisKamala Harris: Barr ‘lied to Congress’ Kamala Harris celebrates historic win of three African American pageant contestants Klobuchar is a worthy candidate, getting no attention MORE was fourth with 6 percent, followed by former Rep. Beto O’RourkeRobert (Beto) Francis O’RourkeKate McKinnon as Elizabeth Warren talks college debt forgiveness on ‘SNL’ O’Rourke joins calls to impeach Trump Climate change emerges as leading issue for 2020 Dems MORE (D-Texas) and Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerOcasio-Cortez says she’s not ready to endorse 2020 candidate, will focus on local races Buttigieg, husband meet with Jimmy Carter, sit in on Sunday school class Klobuchar is a worthy candidate, getting no attention MORE (D-N.J.) with 3 percent each.

Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardBooker: I support Medicare for All, but I’m a ‘pragmatist’ Castro secures spot on 2020 primary debate stage Eric Swalwell qualifies for the Democratic debates MORE (D-Hawaii), former HUD secretary Julian CastroJulian CastroKlobuchar is a worthy candidate, getting no attention Meet the only candidate focused on national security: Seth Moulton Presenting the 2020 Democratic bracket MORE, former Rep. John DelaneyJohn Kevin DelaneyCastro secures spot on 2020 primary debate stage Four 2020 Dems not yet qualified to participate in debates: report Rod Rosenstein, Jay Leno chat at correspondents’ weekend brunch MORE (D-Md.), Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandKlobuchar is a worthy candidate, getting no attention Booker: I support Medicare for All, but I’m a ‘pragmatist’ Union support won’t come easy for Biden MORE (D-N.Y.), and Sen. Michael BennetMichael Farrand BennetThe gap in Sen. Gardner’s environmental record Bennet says Trump ‘committed impeachable offenses’ Progressive strategist says Bennet faces uphill 2020 battle due to late entrance MORE (D-Colo.) received between 1 and 2 percent support.

Rep. Tim RyanTimothy (Tim) John RyanKlobuchar is a worthy candidate, getting no attention 2020 hopeful Tim Ryan knocks Biden’s comments on China: ‘Stunningly out of touch’ On The Money: US adds 263K jobs in April, crushing expectations | Warren, Dems call for probe of tax-prep companies | Biden faces dilemma from K Street allies MORE (D-Ohio), entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangCastro secures spot on 2020 primary debate stage Poll: Americans overwhelmingly reject lowering voting age to 16 Yang to give ‘Freedom Dividend’ of K next year to Iowa, New Hampshire families MORE, author Marianne WilliamsonMarianne WilliamsonEx-Clinton aide jokes that Dem candidate could ‘shoot my dog’ and still have his support Eric Swalwell qualifies for the Democratic debates Four 2020 Dems not yet qualified to participate in debates: report MORE, Gov. Jay InsleeJay Robert InsleeOcasio-Cortez says she’s not ready to endorse 2020 candidate, will focus on local races Klobuchar is a worthy candidate, getting no attention Climate change emerges as leading issue for 2020 Dems MORE (D-Washington), Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellSwalwell: Impeachment ‘maybe the only road to save the country’ Klobuchar is a worthy candidate, getting no attention Castro secures spot on 2020 primary debate stage MORE (D-Calif.), Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharButtigieg, husband meet with Jimmy Carter, sit in on Sunday school class Klobuchar is a worthy candidate, getting no attention Klobuchar: I don’t think Trump should conduct ‘foreign policy by tweet’ MORE (D-Minn.), former Gov. John HickenlooperJohn Wright HickenlooperThe gap in Sen. Gardner’s environmental record Klobuchar is a worthy candidate, getting no attention Castro secures spot on 2020 primary debate stage MORE (D-Colo.), and Wayne MessamWayne Martin MessamEx-Clinton aide jokes that Dem candidate could ‘shoot my dog’ and still have his support Eric Swalwell qualifies for the Democratic debates Young Turks host says Warren has a media ‘buzz problem’ MORE, the mayor of Miramar, Florida, received between 0 and 1 percent support.

No respondents expressed support for Rep. Seth MoultonSeth Wilbur MoultonKlobuchar is a worthy candidate, getting no attention Morning Consult editor says Barr controversy won’t be an issue for 2020 voters Moulton calls for Barr impeachment hearings MORE (D-Mass.) and former Sen. Mike Gravel (D-Alaska). Four percent of respondents named someone else. Respondents were not given an option to state that they were unsure or would not vote in a primary or caucus.

The vice president has strong name recognition and is likely being helped by his eight years as vice president to former President Obama, who remains popular with Democrats. 

“Biden has seen a little bit of a bump from his announcement, anywhere from 12 to 15 percentage points in most polls that I’ve seen,” Mallory Newall, the director of research at Ipsos Public Affairs, said Monday on “What America’s Thinking.”

“I think his standing is strong at this point but again, you have to keep in mind that he is by far the best known in the race.”

Conor Maguire, a Republican strategist, suggested the race could still turn, noting that the 2016 Republican presidential primary was completely upended by the unexpected candidacy of Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpKamala Harris: Barr ‘lied to Congress’ Trump to Palestinians in Gaza: ‘End the violence and work towards peace’ O’Rourke: Mueller report affirmed need for impeachment against Trump MORE.

“This is a long, long primary,” he told host Jamal Simmons. “At this point, Trump hadn’t even made his ride down the escalator yet, so there’s going to be a lot of things that are going to change and we’re going to see how they move.”

Biden’s numbers may also have been helped by the fact that the survey question did not give respondents an option to say they were unsure who they supported or that they did not intend to vote in the Democratic presidential primary.

The latest Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted from an online panel of 1,002 statistically representative registered voters with a sampling margin of error of 3.1 percentage points and a confidence level of 95 percent. The Democratic preference question was asked of a 440-person subset of voters who identified as Democrats or independents who were inclined toward the party. The sampling margin of error for the subset is 4.7 percentage points.

—Matthew Sheffield

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