According to polling averages calculated by Real Clear Politics
, former Vice President Joe Biden is still the poll leader of Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential election
, if by a smaller margin. Biden's poll ratings surged after his announcement at the end of April, reaching a high on May 9. Most recently, 28 percent of registered Democrats or Democratic-leaning independents said that they would vote for Biden.
15 percent of respondents said they would rather pick Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) as a presidential candidate. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) at 14.6 percent and Kamala Harris (D-CA) at 12.6 percent were inching up to Sanders, who hasn't been able to grow its poll ratings significantly over the past couple of months and has had his highest average poll ratings at 23 percent at the end of April just around Biden's announcement.
Primary candidate Pete Buttigieg, who was ahead in Q2 fundraising totals, was still significantly behind Warren and Harris. The mayor of South Bend, Ind., polled at an average of 4.8 percent on July 17.