Elizabeth Warren Leads as Democratic Voters' VP Choice for Joe Biden, Poll Says

Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts ranked as the top vice presidential pick for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden among Democratic voters in a CBS News poll released Sunday.

About 71 percent of Democratic voters said Warren should be considered as Biden's running mate among a list of female politicians. Senator Kamala Harris of California trailed behind in second with 59 percent; former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams came in third with 50 percent; and Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota followed in fourth with 49 percent.

Harris, Warren and Klobuchar all ran against Biden for the Democratic nomination before dropping out of the race earlier this year. They have all endorsed him for president.

Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth, former U.S. National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama Susan Rice, and Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer followed Klobuchar with 30 percent, 29 percent and 29 percent respectively.

Warren was also the top candidate for the position among Democratic voters, with 36 percent saying Biden should pick her to be his vice president. The Massachusetts senator is significantly leading her female colleagues. About 19 percent said Biden should pick Harris, 14 percent said Biden should pick Abrams and 13 percent said Biden should pick Klobuchar.

Of the potential vice presidential choices, Warren led among white Democrats and liberals. She was also in the top three picks among black Democratic voters with Abrams and Harris, as well as the top three among moderate voters with Klobuchar and Harris.

The CBS News poll surveyed 2,200 residents between April 28 and May 1. The margin of error is plus or minus 2.5 points.

Newsweek reached out to Biden's campaign for comment. This story will be updated with any comment.

Biden—who served as vice president for Obama, the first African American commander-in-chief—offered Democratic voters another chance to make history with him by committing to name a female vice president as his running mate during the March Democratic debate in Washington D.C. A Biden 2020 presidency would see the first woman elected to federal executive office.

Since ending her presidential campaign on March 5, Warren has already indicated she would accept the position if Biden offers it to her. During an appearance on MSNBC earlier this month, the progressive senator told host Rachel Maddow that she'd say yes to the presumptive Democratic nominee because "we both want the same thing. We want this country to work, and we want it to work for everyone."

"He's a man who has a good heart, and that's what we need in a leader — someone who is steady, who is prepared, but ultimately who cares not just about himself, but cares about everyone else," Warren said. "That's what is going to gets us through a crisis, that's what is going to help us rebuild this country."

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), with husband Bruce Mann, announces that she is dropping out of the presidential race during a media availability outside of her home on March 5, 2020 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Scott Eisen/Getty