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June 20, 2017

Joe Biden is frontrunner on list of possible 2020 Democratic contenders, poll finds

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren follows closely behind

A Democratic frontrunner for 2020, already?

A new poll from Morning Consult/Politico that lists 19 politicians that are potential contenders to oppose President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, has found that 74 percent of Democrats have a favorable view of former Vice President Joe Biden.

The Delaware Democrat is presently 74 years old, and he would turn 78 shortly after the Election Day in 2020. At that age, he would be older than President Ronald Regan was when he left office.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, of Massachusetts, followed closely behind, with 51 percent of surveyors saying that they view the politician favorably, according to the results published Saturday.

Sen. Al Franken, of Minnesota, was at the poll's No. 3 spot with 45 percent favorability while Sen. Cory Booker, of New Jersey, tied with Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia with 37 percent popularity. 

Though Democrats shouldn't get their hopes up too high just yet – Biden hasn't exactly been crystal clear about his plans in the next couple years. 

"I have no intention of running for president but I'm a great respecter of fate," Biden said last week during an interview on "Fresh Air with Terry Gross." Biden is "... I don't have any plans to do it, but I'm not promising I wouldn't do it." 

The survey polled nearly 900 Democratic voters between June 8-12.