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 WarrenWarren overtakes Biden in Iowa for first time: poll Warren avoids attacks while building momentum Sanders unveils plan to eliminate Americans' medical debt MORE (D-Mass.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersWarren overtakes Biden in Iowa for first time: poll The polls are asking the wrong question Sanders unveils plan to eliminate Americans' medical debt MORE (I-Vt.) are tied for second place in the Democratic nomination race behind Joe BidenJoe BidenUkrainian official denies Trump pressured president Trump goes after New York Times, Washington Post: 'They have gone totally CRAZY!!!!' Warren overtakes Biden in Iowa for first time: poll 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 ButtigiegWarren overtakes Biden in Iowa for first time: poll The polls are asking the wrong question Booker aide sounds alarm about campaign's funding MORE, at 9 percent, and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisWarren overtakes Biden in Iowa for first time: poll Iowa GOP swipes at 2020 Democrats' meat positions as candidates attend annual Steak Fry Warren avoids attacks while building momentum 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.