Poll: Warren leads among liberal voters

Poll: Warren leads among liberal voters
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenBecerra says he wants to 'build on' ObamaCare when pressed on Medicare for All Yellen deputy Adeyemo on track for quick confirmation Menendez reintroduces corporate diversity bill MORE (D-Mass.) is the top choice in the Democratic presidential primary among liberal voters, according to an online YouGov–Economist poll

When asked "which candidate or candidates are you considering voting for in the Democratic Presidential primary," 53 percent of identified liberals said Warren. The poll released Wednesday found 47 percent of liberals are considering voting for Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersKlain says Harris would not overrule parliamentarian on minimum wage increase Romney-Cotton, a Cancun cabbie and the minimum wage debate On The Money: Senate panels postpone Tanden meetings in negative sign | Biden signs supply chain order after 'positive' meeting with lawmakers MORE (I-Vt.) and 45 percent are considering voting for former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenKlain on Manchin's objection to Neera Tanden: He 'doesn't answer to us at the White House' Senators given no timeline on removal of National Guard, Capitol fence Overnight Defense: New Senate Armed Services chairman talks Pentagon policy nominee, Afghanistan, more | Biden reads report on Khashoggi killing | Austin stresses vaccine safety in new video MORE


Biden is still the top choice among total voters polled by YouGov, but with just a slim lead ahead of Warren and Sanders. The poll shows 45 percent of respondents considering Biden, with Warren close behind with 42 percent and Sanders with 41 percent. 

Democrats' favorable rating for Biden is 1-point higher than Warren's — but twice as many respondents viewed Biden unfavorably compared with Warren, according to YouGov. 

Warren also had the lowest unfavorable rating among leading Democratic contenders, with just 9 percent of respondents viewing Warren unfavorably. 

Warren is also slightly behind Biden among female voters, with 45 percent of female voters choosing Warren as their top candidate. Biden again ranks first with 51 percent of female voters considering him. Sanders dropped to the fourth place spot among female voters in the poll, coming behind Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisEmhoff reflects on interracial marriage case: Without this 'I would not be married to Kamala Harris' WHO: Coronavirus deaths down 20 percent worldwide last week Collins: Biden's .9T coronavirus package won't get any Senate GOP votes MORE (D-Calif.). 

The largest disparity among Democrats' view of Biden and Warren in the poll is among black Americans. Biden ranked first among candidates in the poll, with 54 percent of the black American signaling support. Warren ranked fifth with 23 percent of polled black American Democrats, falling behind Sanders, Harris and Sen. Cory BookerCory BookerCongressional Black Caucus unveils '100 Day Plan' Menendez reintroduces corporate diversity bill Democrats want businesses to help get LGBT bill across finish line MORE (D-N.J.) with 33 percent of black Americans considering them. 

YouGov's results derive from web-based interviews from 1,500 respondents. YouGov uses a plus or minus 2.7 percentage point margin of error.