Poll: Biden leads, Warren surges in South Carolina

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden team wants to understand Trump effort to 'hollow out government agencies' Overnight Defense: Trump transgender ban 'inflicts concrete harms,' study says | China objects to US admiral's Taiwan visit Protect our world: How the Biden administration can save lives and economies worldwide MORE maintains a substantial lead over other 2020 Democratic candidates in South Carolina in a new survey, but Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenOn The Money: Biden to nominate Yellen for Treasury secretary | 'COVID cliff' looms | Democrats face pressure to back smaller stimulus Biden to nominate Janet Yellen as Treasury secretary: report Bottom line MORE (D-Mass.) and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete Buttigieg'Biff is president': Michael J. Fox says Trump has played on 'every worst instinct in mankind' Buttigieg: Denying Biden intelligence briefings is about protecting Trump's 'ego' Biden's win is not a policy mandate — he should govern accordingly MORE (D) are gaining ground in the key primary state. 

Biden has the support of 37 percent of the respondents in the Post and Courier-Change Research Poll released early Sunday, down 9 points since launching his campaign.


Warren's support doubled from last month, however, with 17 percent of the state's likely Democratic 2020 presidential primary voters now saying they would vote for the Massachusetts senator. Warren polled in fourth in the state last month with 8 percent of the vote. 

Buttigieg came in third in the new poll, with 11 percent saying they'd vote for him in the primary. Eight percent of respondents said they'd vote for the 37-year-old last month. 

The newspaper noted that Buttigieg received a notable boost in support from African Americans. Six percent of black respondents said they'd favor Buttigieg. He received no support from that demographic in May. 

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersFive House Democrats who could join Biden Cabinet Biden names John Kerry as 'climate czar' in new administration In the final chapter of 2020, we must recommit to repairing our democracy MORE (I-Vt.) fell from second to fourth place in the new poll, with 9 percent of respondents saying they'd vote for him. The percentage represents a 6-point slide from last month. 

The shift occurred as Warren gained ground on the Vermont senator among men, women, voters under age 50 and African Americans, the Post and Courier noted. 

Meanwhile, 9  percent of respondents said they would choose Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisFive House Democrats who could join Biden Cabinet GOP senator: No indication of widespread voting irregularities, window for Trump challenges is 'closing' Biden pledges to work with mayors MORE (D-Calif.). Five percent of likely South Carolina primary voters said they'd vote for Sen. Cory BookerCory BookerSenate Democrats reelect Schumer as leader by acclamation  Hill associations push for more diversity in lawmakers' staffs Sanders celebrates Biden-Harris victory: 'Thank God democracy won out' MORE (D-N.J.), while 4 percent said they'd favor former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeMexico emerging as foreign policy challenge for Biden Beyoncé sports pro-Biden mask on Instagram Harris to travel to Texas Friday after polls show tie between Trump, Biden MORE (D-Texas). 

The Post and Courier-Change Research Poll was conducted between June 11 and June 14 among a population of 933 likely South Carolina Democratic 2020 presidential primary voters. The margin of error is 3.2 percent.