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Sanders gains on Biden's lead in new poll

Sanders gains on Biden's lead in new poll
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation US records 2,300 COVID-19 deaths as pandemic rises with holidays MORE is leading the 2020 Democratic presidential field, according to a new poll that also shows support for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) growing.

Just less than one-third of Democratic primary voters surveyed — 31 percent — said they support Biden, according to the Emerson poll released Tuesday, relatively unchanged from July.

But Sanders saw a 4-point uptick since last month, rising to 24 percent in the new survey.

It's the second Emerson poll in a row in which Sanders saw an increase in support.

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Support for Biden and Sanders differs greatly by voter age, pollsters found. Sanders received support from 36 percent of respondents under the age of 50 and just 11 percent of those 50 and older.

Biden, by comparison, has the support of 21 percent of respondents under 50 and 44 percent of those 50 and over.  

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThe Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation Disney laying off 32,000 workers as coronavirus batters theme parks Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams among nominees for Time magazine's 2020 Person of the Year MORE (D-Mass.) was the third-most popular candidate among Democrats in the new poll, at 15 percent. Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisThe Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation Biden can rebuild trust in our justice system by prioritizing prosecutorial reform Harris says she has 'not yet' spoken to Pence MORE (D-Calif.) trails Warren at 10 percent. 

Tech entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangMedia and Hollywood should stop their marching-to-Georgia talk Andrew Yang: Democrats need to adopt message that government is 'working for them' Andrew Yang moving to Georgia to help Democrats in Senate runoffs MORE's support was up 2 points from July to 4 percent, and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete Buttigieg'Biff is president': Michael J. Fox says Trump has played on 'every worst instinct in mankind' Buttigieg: Denying Biden intelligence briefings is about protecting Trump's 'ego' Biden's win is not a policy mandate — he should govern accordingly MORE stood at 3 percent, down 3 points.

Pollsters also found that Sanders and Biden were the only two candidates to beat President TrumpDonald John TrumpVenezuela judge orders prison time for 6 American oil executives Trump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation MORE in head-to-head match-ups. Trump trailed Biden by 8 percent, at 46 percent to 54 percent. The president trailed Sanders by 4 points, 48 percent to 52 percent.   

Warren and Harris were tied with Trump at 50 percent each in hypothetical match-ups and Buttigieg trailed the president by 2 points, 49 percent to 51 percent. 

The poll surveyed 1,458 registered voters between Aug. 24 and 26. The data was collected using an interactive voice response system solely on landlines and an online panel provided by Amazon Turk, a crowd sourcing website for businesses. 

There is a margin of error of 2.5 percentage points.