According to polling averages calculated by Real Clear Politics
, former vice president Joe Biden has been surging in the polls since the announcement of his presidential run and is now leading the field of Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential election
by a large margin. Most recently, more than 40 percent of registered Democrats or Democratic-leaning independents said that they would vote for Biden.
Only around 14 percent of respondents said they would rather pick Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) as a presidential candidate, down from 23 percent at the end of April. Third in the poll averages was Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).
Primary candidate Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has caught up to candiates Warren and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-NY) recently. They all polled within approximately one percent of each other on May 9, 2019.