Exclusive: Channel 2 poll finds Biden with large lead in Georgia presidential primary

ATLANTA — Just six weeks from the Georgia presidential primary, former Vice President Joe Biden finds himself with a large lead, but two candidates are in the rear-view mirror.

That’s according to a new Landmark Communications poll conducted exclusively for Channel 2 this week.

The poll asked 500 likely Democratic presidential primary voters who they would vote for if the Georgia presidential preference primary were held today.

Biden leads the pack with 31 percent, followed by Bernie Sanders at 14.2 percent and Michael Bloomberg with 14 percent.

All other candidates have less than 5 percent, but that could change, with a quarter of the voters still undecided.

The poll shows Biden with a sizable lead when it comes to voters over age 40, however, Sanders narrowly leads Biden when it comes to 18-to-39-year-olds.

Biden also leads the group when it comes to men and women voters and Biden has the largest African American support of any candidate at 41 percent.

Biden has remained at the top of the polls in Georgia for at least six months. A Landmark Communications poll conducted for Channel 2 in September showed Biden with 41 percent, then Elizabeth Warren at 17% with Sanders third at 8%. Bloomberg had not officially entered the race in the September poll.