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 BidenBiden to meet House Dems before Europe trip: report 21 House Democrats call for removing IRS bank reporting proposal from spending bill Overnight Health Care — Presented by Altria — Vulnerable House Dems push drug pricing plan MORE tops the field of Democratic presidential contenders in Massachusetts, according to a Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll out Tuesday, leading Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenOvernight Energy & Environment — Presented by American Clean Power — Democrats prepare to grill oil execs Manchin dampens progressive hopes for billionaires tax Merkley, Warren and Markey sound alarm over 'dirty' hydrogen provision in climate deal 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 ButtigiegThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden, Democrats inch closer to legislative deal Republican spin on Biden is off the mark Unanswered questions remain for Buttigieg, Biden on supply chain catastrophe MORE, who came in at 8 percent.


Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDemocrats hope to hold Big Oil 'accountable' On The Money — Will the billionaire tax survive Joe Manchin? Democrats cutting paid leave from spending deal amid Manchin opposition 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.