Poll: Biden leads Warren by 12 points among Democrats in Massachusetts

Poll: Biden leads Warren by 12 points among Democrats in Massachusetts
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenGOP eyes booting Democrats from seats if House flips Five House members meet with Taiwanese president despite Chinese objections Sunday shows preview: New COVID-19 variant emerges; supply chain issues and inflation persist MORE tops the field of Democratic presidential contenders in Massachusetts, according to a Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll out Tuesday, leading Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenPoll: Harris, Michelle Obama lead for 2024 if Biden doesn't run Biden eyes new path for Fed despite Powell pick Equilibrium/Sustainability — Presented by Southern Company — Storms a growing danger for East Coast MORE (D-Mass.) by 12 percentage points among voters in her home state.

The poll shows Biden with 22 percent support among Massachusetts Democrats surveyed, while Warren places second with 10 percent support. Taking third place is South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegAdvocates see pilot program to address inequalities from highways as crucial first step Poll: Harris, Michelle Obama lead for 2024 if Biden doesn't run Five reasons for Biden, GOP to be thankful this season MORE, who came in at 8 percent.

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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersFive ways Senate could change Biden's spending plan Poll: Harris, Michelle Obama lead for 2024 if Biden doesn't run Bernie Sanders' ex-spokesperson apprehensive over effectiveness of SALT deductions MORE (I-Vt.), who has consistently placed second to Biden in national polls, trailed Buttigieg in the Suffolk University/Boston Globe survey, with 6 percent support.

Biden has led in most public polls since announcing his candidacy in April. His first-place finish in the Massachusetts poll is especially unwelcome news for Warren, who won reelection there last year and whose presidential campaign is headquartered in the state.

Super Tuesday, when Massachusetts and a dozen other states will hold their primaries, is still roughly nine months away and the nominating contest in the Bay State appears far from decided.

According to the Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll, just over 40 percent of respondents are still undecided. And Warren’s favorability among likely Democratic primary voters remains high at 71 percent.

The Massachusetts senator has seen a bump in the polls in recent weeks, a rise driven in part by her frequent release of detailed policy proposals and deep focus on field organizing.

The Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll surveyed 370 likely Democratic primary voters in Massachusetts from June 5-9. It has a margin of error of 5.1 percentage points.