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CNN Poll of Polls: Joe Biden leads close field

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With a year to go before the 2020 general election and months before voters cast their ballots in early primary states, a CNN Poll of Polls of the Democratic primary race finds former Vice President Joe Biden leading with 28% support, followed by 23% for Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and 17% for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

All polls in the aggregate were conducted between October 17 and 30 by non-partisan, live telephone, national pollsters among registered Democrats and Democratic-leaning independent voters or registered voters who say they will vote in their state’s primary or caucus.

South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg receives 8% support, followed by California Sen. Kamala Harris with 4%, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar with 3%, and businessman Andrew Yang, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, and Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard with 2% each.

The Poll of Polls was conducted entirely after the fourth Democratic primary debate and finds the national race still in favor of Biden, despite some early state polls showing a closer three-way competition.

In a CNN poll conducted by SSRS in early September, before the third and fourth debates, Biden topped the field with 24%, followed by 18% for Warren, and 17% for Sanders, similar to the new Poll of Polls.

The CNN Poll of Polls is an average of the four most recent non-partisan, live operator, national surveys on the race for the Democratic presidential nomination conducted among registered voters. The Poll of Polls includes: The CNN Poll conducted by SSRS Oct. 17-20; the Quinnipiac University poll conducted Oct. 17-21; the Fox News poll conducted Oct. 27-30; The Washington Post/ABC News poll conducted Oct. 27-30 and the NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted Oct. 27-30. The Poll of Polls does not have a margin of sampling error.

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