Biden's support slips as Harris makes strides in new post-debate polls

Biden's support slips as Harris makes strides in new post-debate polls

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenKamala Harris receives new Iowa endorsements after debate performance Watergate prosecutor says that Sondland testimony was 'tipping point' for Trump Overnight Defense — Presented by Boeing — Deal on defense bill proves elusive | Hill, Holmes offer damaging testimony | Trump vows to block Navy from ousting officer from SEALs MORE saw his lead over the 2020 Democratic field slip, while Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisKamala Harris receives new Iowa endorsements after debate performance On The Money: Trump signs short-term spending bill to avoid shutdown | Pelosi casts doubt on USMCA deal in 2019 | California high court strikes down law targeting Trump tax returns Democratic strategist laments 'low bar' for Biden debate performance MORE (D-Calif.) climbed, according to two polls released on Wednesday after a primary debate in which the two candidates engaged in a tense exchange.

A Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted between June 28 and July 2 found Biden's support had slipped to 22 percent from 30 percent.

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersKamala Harris receives new Iowa endorsements after debate performance Wasserman Schultz makes bid for House Appropriations Committee gavel Overnight Health Care: Crunch time for Congress on surprise medical bills | CDC confirms 47 vaping-related deaths | Massachusetts passes flavored tobacco, vaping products ban MORE (I-Vt.) retained his hold in second place in the poll after climbing by 1 percentage point to 16 percent.

But Harris made big strides, overtaking Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenKamala Harris receives new Iowa endorsements after debate performance Warren speech in Georgia interrupted by pro-charter school protesters Hillicon Valley: Senators ask Trump to halt Huawei licenses | Warren criticizes Zuckerberg over secret dinner with Trump | Senior DHS cyber official to leave | Dems offer bill on Libra oversight MORE (D-Mass.) to vault to third place with 10 percent support, up from 6 percent.


Warren was just behind Harris, with her support climbing 1 point to 9 percent.

The polls are consistent with others showing Biden's lead slipped following the debate after Harris challenged Biden over his opposition to racial busing decades ago.

An ABC News/Washington Post poll also released Wednesday showed Biden leading the field with support from 29 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents. The poll showed 23 percent supporting Sanders, 11 percent supporting Harris and 11 percent supporting Warren. 

The ABC/Washington Post poll also found that Harris was seen as the standout performer in the first debate, with 41 percent saying so compared to 26 percent saying this of Warren, who was next highest of the four top-polling contenders. 

The ABC News/Washington Post poll of 1,008 adults, including 460 Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents, was conducted between June 28 and July 1 over the phone. Its results have a margin of error of plus or minus 5.5 points. 

The Reuters/Ipsos poll was conducted online and surveyed 2,221 adults, including 1,367 Democrats and independents. It had a credibility interval 3 percentage points. The previous Reuters poll conducted May 29 to June 5 with credibility interval of 2 percentage points.