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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 BidenLawmakers, activists remember civil rights icons to mark 'Bloody Sunday' Fauci predicts high schoolers will receive coronavirus vaccinations this fall Biden nominates female generals whose promotions were reportedly delayed under Trump MORE holds a 12-point lead nationally over Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersLawmakers, activists remember civil rights icons to mark 'Bloody Sunday' Progressives' majority delusions politically costly Sinema pushes back on criticism of her vote against minimum wage 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 WarrenSenate rejects Sanders minimum wage hike Philly city council calls on Biden to 'cancel all student loan debt' in first 100 days Hillicon Valley: High alert as new QAnon date approaches Thursday | Biden signals another reversal from Trump with national security guidance | Parler files a new case MORE (D-Mass.) at 16 percent.

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisWhite House says Biden would prefer to not end filibuster Biden takes victory lap after Senate passes coronavirus relief package It will be Vice (or) President Harris against Gov. DeSantis in 2024 — bet on it MORE (D-Calif.) is in fourth place at 7 percent, followed by South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by ExxonMobil - Senate begins marathon vote-a-rama before .9T COVID-19 relief passage The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Virus relief bill headed for weekend vote Biden turns focus to next priority with infrastructure talks 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 Booker'Bloody Sunday' to be commemorated for first time without John Lewis It's in America's best interest to lead global COVID-19 vaccine distribution ABC names new deputy political director, weekend White House correspondent MORE (D-N.J.), former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) and tech entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangAndrew Yang condemns attacks against Asian Americans Dozens of famous men support ,400 monthly payments for mothers for 'unpaid labor at home' Yang intervenes after man threatened with metal pole on Staten Island Ferry MORE all pulling 3 percent support.

Two other candidates who will be on the debate stage on Thursday night in Houston — Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharDemocrats near pressure point on nixing filibuster  Hillicon Valley: China implicated in Microsoft breach | White House adds Big Tech critic | QAnon unfazed after false prediction FDA signals plan to address toxic elements in baby food 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.