Viral photo shows Warren sitting behind Sanders on flight to Miami

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenThe Memo: Sanders-Warren battle could reshape Democratic primary Environmental activists interrupt Buttigieg in New Hampshire Pence to visit Iowa days before caucuses MORE (D-Mass.) may be ahead of Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden alleges Sanders campaign 'doctored video' to attack him on Social Security record Sanders campaign responds to Biden doctored video claims: Biden should 'stop trying to doctor' public record The Memo: Sanders-Warren battle could reshape Democratic primary MORE (I-Vt.) in some 2020 presidential polls, but she was seen sitting behind him on a Thursday flight.

The two White House contenders were seen sitting a row apart in a photo tweeted by The Hill’s editor-at-large Steve Clemons.

The flight was heading to Miami, where the first round of Democratic debates are being held next week.

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Social media users shared the image, many joking about the candidates' placement and the expressions on the faces of their fellow passengers. 

Warren narrowly edged Sanders by 1 point in a new Economist/YouGov poll released on Thursday, although both trailed front-runner former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden alleges Sanders campaign 'doctored video' to attack him on Social Security record Sanders campaign responds to Biden doctored video claims: Biden should 'stop trying to doctor' public record Capt. "Sully" Sullenberger pens op-ed in defense of Biden: 'I stuttered once, too. I dare you to mock me' MORE.

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Sanders appeared to knock his Senate colleague in a tweet Wednesday referencing corporate Democrats supporting "anybody but Bernie," but he denied it was a shot at his fellow progressive.

“That tweet was not about Elizabeth Warren at all. Not at all. Elizabeth is a friend of mine, and we’re going to run what I hope are issue-oriented campaigns," Sanders told CNN's Chris CuomoChristopher (Chris) Charles CuomoTucker Carlson delivers program's largest audience during Iranian missile strike coverage Judge Judy dismisses Biden: 'Do you see greatness?' CNN's Cuomo promotes 'Dirty Donald' hashtag, hits GOP for 'loyalty oath' to Trump MORE on "Cuomo Primetime."

"This was, though, a very strong statement about a group called Third Way, and you know that Third Way is the corporatist wing of the Democratic Party," he continued. 

Sanders's remarks come hours after he referenced a Politico article about how Democrats are running to Warren's campaign in a bid to block him from getting the nomination. 

The two candidates will appear on the debate stage on different nights next week, avoiding a face-off for the time being.