Poll: Sanders, Biden tied for first as O'Rourke gains among Dem voters

Poll: Sanders, Biden tied for first as O'Rourke gains among Dem voters
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOcasio-Cortez: Sanders' heart attack was a 'gut check' moment Ocasio-Cortez tweets endorsement of Sanders Ocasio-Cortez throws support to Sanders at Queens rally MORE (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenCNN's Anderson Cooper mocks WH press secretary over Fox News interview Yang cautions Democrats: Impeachment might not be 'successful' Ocasio-Cortez: Sanders' heart attack was a 'gut check' moment MORE are the top choices among Democratic voters, with former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeSuper PAC seeks to spend more than million supporting Yang Krystal Ball rips media for going 'all-in' on Buttigieg's debate performance The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden camp faces new challenges MORE (D-Texas) getting a bump after announcing his White House bid, according to a new Emerson poll.

Sanders and Biden each garnered 26 percent in the survey conducted March 17-18, a 9-point bump for Sanders since the February poll and after his official campaign announcement.

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Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisKamala Harris reacts to supporter who got tattoo of her handwriting Even with likely Trump impeachment, Democrats face uphill climb to win presidency Harris campaign releases web video highlighting opposition to death penalty MORE (D-Calif.) followed with 12 percent, and O'Rourke had 11 percent, with Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenTrump says his Doral resort will no longer host G-7 after backlash Ocasio-Cortez: Sanders' heart attack was a 'gut check' moment Ocasio-Cortez tweets endorsement of Sanders MORE (D-Mass.) rounding out the top five at 8 percent. O’Rourke’s support is also up from February, increasing 7 points.

Sanders leads among both 18- to 29-year-olds, with 42 percent, and among 30- to 49-year-olds, with 30 percent support. Biden, meanwhile, leads among respondents 50 to 64 years old, with 39 percent and among those 65 or older, with 33 percent.

Biden is the favorite among respondents who supported 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonJill Stein: 'I am not a Russian spy' Trump criticizes Clinton for suggesting Jill Stein was Russian asset Graham: I'm seeking to make Trump successful 'but not at all costs' MORE, with 36 percent, while Harris and Sanders are tied for second at 13 percent, followed by O’Rourke at 12 percent and Warren at 8 percent.

Forty-one percent of Sanders’s 2016 primary supporters in the poll back him, while 18 percent support Biden, 11 percent prefer Harris, 10 percent support Warren and 9 percent back O’Rourke.

The poll was based on interviews with 487 respondents and has a margin of error of 4.4 percentage points.