Biden holds 12-point lead over Sanders in national poll

Biden holds 12-point lead over Sanders in national poll
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Hill's Campaign Report: Sanders exits, clearing Biden's path to nomination Former Clinton staffers invited to celebrate Sanders dropping out: report Sanders exit leaves deep disappointment on left MORE holds a 12-point lead nationally over Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTrump says Obama knows 'something that you don't know' about Biden The Hill's Campaign Report: Sanders exits, clearing Biden's path to nomination Former Clinton staffers invited to celebrate Sanders dropping out: report MORE (I-Vt.) among likely Democratic presidential primary voters, according to a new poll.

The latest Morning Consult online survey finds Biden at 33 percent support, followed by Sanders at 21 percent and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenOn The Money: Mnuchin, Schumer in talks to strike short-term relief deal | Small businesses struggling for loans | Treasury IG sends Dems report on handling of Trump tax returns Trump says Obama knows 'something that you don't know' about Biden Senators push for changes to small business aid MORE (D-Mass.) at 16 percent.

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisOn The Money: Mnuchin, Schumer in talks to strike short-term relief deal | Small businesses struggling for loans | Treasury IG sends Dems report on handling of Trump tax returns Former Clinton staffers invited to celebrate Sanders dropping out: report Michael Bennet endorses Biden for president MORE (D-Calif.) is in fourth place at 7 percent, followed by South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegFormer Clinton staffers invited to celebrate Sanders dropping out: report Sanders exit leaves deep disappointment on left Michael Bennet endorses Biden for president MORE (D) at 5 percent.

The survey results have not changed much over the past few months, although Harris has seen her support cut in half since topping out at 14 percent in early July

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Three candidates are tied for sixth place in the latest poll, with Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerFormer Clinton staffers invited to celebrate Sanders dropping out: report Michael Bennet endorses Biden for president Democrats salivate over Obama coming off sidelines MORE (D-N.J.), former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) and tech entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangFormer Clinton staffers invited to celebrate Sanders dropping out: report Jack Dorsey committing billion to coronavirus relief efforts Campaigns face attack ad dilemma amid coronavirus crisis MORE all pulling 3 percent support.

Two other candidates who will be on the debate stage on Thursday night in Houston — Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharFormer Clinton staffers invited to celebrate Sanders dropping out: report Sanders exit leaves deep disappointment on left Michael Bennet endorses Biden for president MORE (D-Minn.) and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro — are at 1 percent support in the poll.

Biden, Sanders and Warren, who will share a debate stage for the first time together on Thursday night, are running neck and neck with each other when voters are asked who they would choose as a second option.

Among Biden’s supporters, 26 percent listed Sanders as their backup while 24 percent said Warren.

Twenty-nine percent of Sanders supporters said Biden is their second option, followed by 27 percent who said Warren.

And 24 percent of Warren’s supporters said Sanders is their backup, followed by 21 percent who said Biden.

Sanders has the highest favorability rating in the field at 75 percent positive and 18 percent negative, followed by Biden, who posts a 72-20 split. Sixty-four percent of Democrats have a favorable view of Warren, against 15 percent who view her unfavorably.

The Morning Consult online survey of 17,824 likely Democratic primary voters was conducted from Sept. 2 to Sept. 8 and has a 1 percentage point margin of error.