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 WarrenThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Warren, Buttigieg duke it out in sprint to 2020 The Memo: Pelosi-Trump trade deal provokes debate on left MORE (D-Mass.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Warren, Buttigieg duke it out in sprint to 2020 The Memo: Pelosi-Trump trade deal provokes debate on left MORE (I-Vt.) are tied for second place in the Democratic nomination race behind Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Democrats seek leverage for trial Democrats spend big to put Senate in play 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 ButtigiegThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Warren, Buttigieg duke it out in sprint to 2020 Krystal Ball warns about lagging youth support for Buttigieg MORE, at 9 percent, and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Julián Castro jabs ICE: 'Delete your account' Pelosi endorses Christy Smith in bid to replace Katie Hill 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.