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 BidenFear of insider attack prompts additional FBI screening of National Guard troops: AP Iran convicts American businessman on spying charge: report DC, state capitals see few issues, heavy security amid protest worries MORE holding a slim lead over Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenBiden to tap Rohit Chopra to lead CFPB, Gensler for SEC chair: reports Biden tax-hike proposals face bumpy road ahead Porter loses seat on House panel overseeing financial sector MORE (D-Mass.) in the Democratic presidential primary, while Warren edges out Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden tax-hike proposals face bumpy road ahead Senate Democrats leery of nixing filibuster 'Almost Heaven, West Virginia' — Joe Manchin and a 50-50 Senate 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. 

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 ButtigiegOn The Money: Retail sales drop in latest sign of weakening economy | Fast-food workers strike for minimum wage | US officials raise concerns over Mexico's handling of energy permits Buttigieg confirmation hearing slated for Thursday James Murdoch predicts 'a reckoning' for media after Capitol riot MORE (D). 

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisBiden-Harris team unveils inauguration playlist Trump approval rating relatively unchanged in wake of Capitol rioting: NBC News poll Harris to resign from Senate seat on Monday 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.