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(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Despite the growing number of progressive women in the 2020 Democratic primary field, the old, white, male candidates have been received more favorably by the left, even among college students.

A new survey by College Reaction shows college students chose former Vice President Joe Biden, who announced his official bid for the presidency on Thursday, as their top 2020 pick.

Behind Biden are five other male candidates, including Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who comes in second with 15.1 percent. President Donald Trump is third, then Beto O’Rourke, who is followed closely by Pete Buttigieg.

Even former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who ruled out a primary bid several months ago, is ranked higher than any of the Democratic women running for president.

Sens. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., tied for seventh place, pulling 5.5 percent of students’ support, according to the survey.

The poll surveyed 1,005 current college students—a group that typically favors female candidates or minority candidates.

Biden’s favorability isn’t surprising, considering his nationwide recognition.

The 76-year-old senior statesman is the most experienced and recognized Democrat in the race, and he’s been dominating early polls for months.

Before Biden even announced his candidacy, he led most surveys of Democratic voters.

The RealClearPolitics poll aggregate puts him as the top favorite with 29.3 percent support, followed by Sanders at 23 percent.

Even with the recent controversy over Biden’s overly friendly behavior toward women, his reputation remains intact.

The former vice president acknowledged that society’s norms have changed and pledged to be “more mindful” of the way his behavior makes others feel.

Buttigieg’s rise to the top has surprised many on the Left.

The gay South Bend, Indiana, mayor is less than half Biden’s age, at 37-years-old, and has grabbed national headlines by attacking Vice President Mike Pence for his religious beliefs about marriage.