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Poll: Biden holds 4-point lead on Warren

Poll: Biden holds 4-point lead on Warren
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A new poll shows former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenMore than 300 military family members endorse Biden Five takeaways from the final Trump-Biden debate Biden: 'I would transition from the oil industry' MORE holding a slim lead over Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenBiden defends his health plan from Trump attacks Progressives blast Biden plan to form panel on Supreme Court reform Biden endorses Texas Democratic House candidate Julie Oliver MORE (D-Mass.) in the Democratic presidential primary, while Warren edges out Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden defends his health plan from Trump attacks Progressives blast Biden plan to form panel on Supreme Court reform Sanders: Progressives will work to 'rally the American people' if Biden wins MORE (I-Vt.) for the second place spot. 

Twenty-four percent of primary voters said Biden is their top choice, a 2-point uptick from last week’s poll, according to an Economist-YouGov poll released Wednesday. It places him just 4 points ahead of his closest competitor, Warren, who has 20 percent support. 

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Warren’s support increased 3 points from last week’s poll, giving her an edge over Sanders, who saw a decrease in support, based on the poll. 

Sanders’s support slid 5 points, from 19 percent to 14 percent. 

Warren is also the only candidate that a majority of voters, 53 percent, said they’re “considering voting for.” It could help give her a boost in the race, as 12 percent of voters said they're still "not sure" who their top choice is, based on the poll. 

Comparatively, 47 percent of voters said they would consider voting for Biden, 41 percent said they’d consider voting for Sanders, 35 percent said Harris and just 28 percent said South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegLGBTQ voters must show up at the polls, or risk losing progress Buttigieg says it's time to 'turn the page' on Trump administration Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus cases surge in the Midwest; Trump hits campaign trail after COVID-19 MORE (D). 

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisThe Hill's Campaign Report: Trump, Biden face off for last time on the debate stage Obama says he voted by mail: 'It's not as tough as a lot of folks think' Clean energy opportunities in a time of crisis MORE’s (D-Calif.) support as a first-choice candidate remained stagnant at 8 percent, and Buttigieg saw a 2-point decrease, from 7 percent to 5 percent. 

Biden’s lead over Warren and Sanders is larger in other national polls. A RealClearPolitics average of polling has Biden at 28.9 percent support, with Sanders and Warren neck and neck at 17.1 percent and 16.5 percent, respectively. 

The poll surveyed 1,500 people, including 1,093 registered voters, from Aug. 24 to 27. There is a margin of error of 2.6 percentage points overall, and 3.1 percentage points for registered voters.