Poll: Warren, Sanders tied for second behind Biden among Florida voters

Poll: Warren, Sanders tied for second behind Biden among Florida voters
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Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenTrump hits polling on Fox News: 'Something weird going on at Fox' Trump hits polling on Fox News: 'Something weird going on at Fox' 2020 Democrats look to cut into Biden's lead with black voters MORE (D-Mass.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersTrump hits polling on Fox News: 'Something weird going on at Fox' Trump hits polling on Fox News: 'Something weird going on at Fox' 2020 Democrats look to cut into Biden's lead with black voters MORE (I-Vt.) are tied for second place in the Democratic nomination race behind Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump hits polling on Fox News: 'Something weird going on at Fox' Trump hits polling on Fox News: 'Something weird going on at Fox' 2020 Democrats look to cut into Biden's lead with black voters MORE in a poll of Florida voters released Wednesday.

Both progressive lawmakers receive the support of 12 percent of likely Democratic primary voters in the Sunshine State, 27 points behind the former vice president in the survey from Florida Atlantic University's (FAU) Business and Economic Polling Initiative.

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South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegTrump hits polling on Fox News: 'Something weird going on at Fox' Trump hits polling on Fox News: 'Something weird going on at Fox' 2020 Democrats look to cut into Biden's lead with black voters MORE, at 9 percent, and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisTrump hits polling on Fox News: 'Something weird going on at Fox' Trump hits polling on Fox News: 'Something weird going on at Fox' 2020 Democrats look to cut into Biden's lead with black voters MORE (D-Calif.), at 7 percent, round out to the top five Democratic hopefuls among Florida voters.

“Even though Joe Biden has a substantial lead among the Democrats, with almost 10 months to go before the Florida Democratic presidential primary, there is still plenty of time for the other candidates to make up ground,” Monica Escaleras, director of the initiative, said in a statement.

FAU surveyed 403 likely Democratic primary voters between May 16-19. The margin of error for the survey is 4.9 points.

Wednesday's poll could signal a promising development for Warren. In four previous polls of Florida Democrats compiled by 538, she had not broken 6 percent support.

Sanders has consistently placed second in national and state polls, but several recent surveys show Warren gaining on her Senate colleague.