Democrats pick Warren as winner of Detroit debates: poll

Democrats in a new poll said Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenSanders supporters cry foul over Working Families endorsement of Warren California poll: Biden, Sanders lead Democratic field; Harris takes fifth Kamala Harris calls for new investigation into Kavanaugh allegations MORE (D-Mass.) was the winner of the second round of presidential debates held last week in Detroit.

Thirty-three percent of Democratic primary voters said Warren performed best, according to the Politico–Morning Consult poll released early Tuesday.

Additionally, 44 percent of respondents described Warren's performance as "excellent" and another 30 percent said it was "good," pollsters found. 

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Warren had a couple standout moments during the debate as she took on moderate long-shot candidates, such as former Rep. John DelaneyJohn Kevin DelaneyTrump campaign mocks Democratic debate: 'Another informercial for President Trump' The Hill's 12:30 Report: House panel approves impeachment powers Sanders slips in NH, Biden and Warren in statistical dead heat MORE (D-Md.). 

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders supporters cry foul over Working Families endorsement of Warren California poll: Biden, Sanders lead Democratic field; Harris takes fifth Kamala Harris calls for new investigation into Kavanaugh allegations MORE (I-Vt.) trailed Warren in the new poll at 18 percent. He was closely followed by former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSanders supporters cry foul over Working Families endorsement of Warren California poll: Biden, Sanders lead Democratic field; Harris takes fifth Poll: Biden holds five-point lead over Warren among New York Democrats MORE, who was not on the same debate stage as Sanders and Warren, at 14 percent. 

Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisCalifornia poll: Biden, Sanders lead Democratic field; Harris takes fifth Kamala Harris calls for new investigation into Kavanaugh allegations Poll: Biden holds five-point lead over Warren among New York Democrats MORE (D-Calif.) and Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerOvernight Energy: Top presidential candidates to skip second climate forum | Group sues for info on 'attempts to politicize' NOAA | Trump allows use of oil reserve after Saudi attacks Poll: 33 percent of voters undecided on who won third Democratic debate Jon Bon Jovi: Booker would 'do an amazing job' as president MORE (D-N.J.) finished in the top five, at 8 and 5 percent, respectively. 

All other candidates that participated in the two nights of debates polled at 3 percent or lower. 

Despite the standings in debate performance, 42 percent of Democratic primary voters said Biden has the best chance of beating President TrumpDonald John TrumpBusiness, ballots and battling opioids: Why the Universal Postal Union benefits the US Sanders supporters cry foul over Working Families endorsement of Warren California poll: Biden, Sanders lead Democratic field; Harris takes fifth MORE.

Seventeen percent picked Sanders and 13 percent chose Warren. 

The poll surveyed 797 Democratic primary voters from Aug. 1 to Aug. 3. There is a margin of error of 3 percentage points. 

Detroit's debates were likely the last in which voters will hear from 20 candidates over two evenings. The Democratic National Committee raised the threshold to qualify for the September debates in Houston.

Just eight candidates have qualified so far, including Warren, Biden, Harris, Booker, Sanders, Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharObama, Bush among those paying tribute to Cokie Roberts: 'A trailblazing figure' Kamala Harris calls for new investigation into Kavanaugh allegations Overnight Energy: Top presidential candidates to skip second climate forum | Group sues for info on 'attempts to politicize' NOAA | Trump allows use of oil reserve after Saudi attacks MORE (D-Minn.), South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegCalifornia poll: Biden, Sanders lead Democratic field; Harris takes fifth Buttigieg unveils disaster response plan focused on communities Poll: Biden holds five-point lead over Warren among New York Democrats MORE (D) and former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeOvernight Energy: Top presidential candidates to skip second climate forum | Group sues for info on 'attempts to politicize' NOAA | Trump allows use of oil reserve after Saudi attacks Five top 2020 Democrats haven't committed to MSNBC climate forum Yang campaign says it received 450K entries for 'Freedom Dividend' contest MORE (D-Texas). 

Two candidates, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro and entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangCalifornia poll: Biden, Sanders lead Democratic field; Harris takes fifth The Hill's Morning Report - What is Trump's next move on Iran? Hillicon Valley: FCC approves Nexstar-Tribune merger | Top Democrat seeks answers on security of biometric data | 2020 Democrats take on Chinese IP theft | How Google, Facebook probes are testing century-old antitrust laws MORE, are close to meeting the requirements.