Bernie Sanders meanwhile, is losing numbers to Elizabeth Warren ….
Former Vice President Joe Biden continues to lead an ever-growing pack of Democratic White House hopefuls, according to a Hill-HarrisX poll released Wednesday.
The May 17-18 survey found Biden was the preferred pick to become president of 33 percent of registered voters who identified as Democrats or as independents who leaned toward the party.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was the choice of 14 percent of respondents. Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren was named by 8 percent followed by mayor Pete Buttigiegand Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) both with 6 percent. Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke was backed by 5 percent of respondents.
None of the other candidates received more than 1 percent support. Several aspirants were not named by any participant: Gov. Steve Bullock (D-Mont.), former Colorado Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, Gov. Jay Inslee (D-Washington), Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), former Sen. Mike Gravel (D-Alaska), Florida mayor Wayne Messam, and author Marianne Williamson.
A large number of respondents, 19 percent, were undecided.
While she still trails the leading two candidates, Warren’s support has increased across several different polls in recent weeks but it has come at Sanders’ expense, Emma Vigeland, a correspondent with the progressive video network The Young Turks, told Hill.TV on Wednesday.
“Warren is rising and rightly so and she’s cutting into that Bernie Sanders chunk which I believe is substantial and not going anywhere,…