Harris tops Biden in California 2020 poll

Harris tops Biden in California 2020 poll
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Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisJoe Biden faces an uncertain path Biden: 'There's an awful lot of really good Republicans out there' Fighter pilot vs. astronaut match-up in Arizona could determine control of Senate MORE (D-Calif.) leads a new poll of 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls in her home state, edging out former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenPossible GOP challenger says Trump doesn't doesn't deserve reelection, but would vote for him over Democrat Joe Biden faces an uncertain path The Memo: Trump pushes back amid signs of economic slowdown MORE in a close contest. 

The Quinnipiac University Poll survey of Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters found that 23 percent support Harris while 21 percent support Biden. Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersJoe Biden faces an uncertain path Bernie Sanders vows to go to 'war with white nationalism and racism' as president Biden: 'There's an awful lot of really good Republicans out there' MORE (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenPossible GOP challenger says Trump doesn't doesn't deserve reelection, but would vote for him over Democrat Joe Biden faces an uncertain path The Memo: Trump pushes back amid signs of economic slowdown MORE (D-Mass.) are supported by 18 percent and 16 percent, respectively.

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South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegButtigieg: We 'probably are' on cusp of recession Chris Wallace becomes Trump era's 'equal opportunity inquisitor' Fighter pilot vs. astronaut match-up in Arizona could determine control of Senate MORE had the support of 3 percent in the survey, while former tech executive Andrew YangAndrew YangSunday shows - Recession fears dominate Yang: Universal basic income will free up the resources for Americans to 'work even harder' Andrew Yang promises mass pardon to those imprisoned for nonviolent marijuana offenses MORE had the support of 2 percent.

"California Democrats catch the national wave as native daughter Kamala Harris leaps from promising contender to prominent player putting her neck and neck with former Vice President Joseph Biden," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, in a statement. 

Harris has seen a bump in the polls following the first Democratic debate, in which she confronted Biden over his comments on working with segregationist senators and his 1970s stance on busing black students into majority white schools. In most major polls, however, Biden has led the crowded field of more than two dozen Democrats. 

In an April 10 Quinnipiac poll of California voters, Biden had the support of 26 percent, Sanders had 18 percent, Harris had 17 percent and Warren had 7 percent.  

Researchers surveyed 519 Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters between July 10 and July 15. The results have a margin of error of 5.7 percentage points.