Nine months out from primary election day, former Vice President Joe Biden is the clear front-runner among Florida Democrats.
A St. Pete Polls survey commissioned by Florida Politics found the Delaware Democrat with 47 percent support among registered Democrats, more than all other primary candidates combined.
Biden’s closest competitor is Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren at 11.8 percent, followed by South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 8.4 percent and Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders at an even 8 percent.
The next tier includes California U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris at 6.2 percentage points, New Jersey U.S. Sen. Corey Booker at 3.2 percent and former Texas U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke at 1.8 percent.
About one in seven of the poll’s respondents said they were backing one of the other candidates in the field of 25, or that they haven’t decided who they would vote for.
The poll, conducted June 22-23, shows a similar pecking order to recent presidential primary polls conducted in other states, as well as nationwide polls, though Biden’s lead is much larger in the Florida poll.
Additionally, the poll shows a larger share of the vote for Warren and Buttigieg, mostly at the expense of