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 BidenBiden on Trump's refusal to commit to peaceful transfer of power: 'What country are we in?' Democratic groups using Bloomberg money to launch M in Spanish language ads in Florida Harris faces pivotal moment with Supreme Court battle MORE holds a 12-point lead nationally over Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOutrage erupts over Breonna Taylor grand jury ruling Dimon: Wealth tax 'almost impossible to do' Grand jury charges no officers in Breonna Taylor death 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 WarrenDimon: Wealth tax 'almost impossible to do' CNN's Don Lemon: 'Blow up the entire system' remark taken out of context Democrats shoot down talk of expanding Supreme Court MORE (D-Mass.) at 16 percent.

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisHarris faces pivotal moment with Supreme Court battle Nearly 40 Democratic senators call for climate change questions in debates Joe Biden has long forgotten North Carolina: Today's visit is too late MORE (D-Calif.) is in fourth place at 7 percent, followed by South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - GOP closes ranks to fill SCOTUS vacancy by November Buttigieg stands in as Pence for Harris's debate practice Hillicon Valley: FBI, DHS warn that foreign hackers will likely spread disinformation around election results | Social media platforms put muscle into National Voter Registration Day | Trump to meet with Republican state officials on tech liability shield 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 BookerBipartisan praise pours in after Ginsburg's death DHS opens probe into allegations at Georgia ICE facility Democratic lawmakers call for an investigation into allegations of medical neglect at Georgia ICE facility MORE (D-N.J.), former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) and tech entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangDoctor who allegedly assaulted Evelyn Yang arrested on federal charges The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden weighs in on police shootings | Who's moderating the debates | Trump trails in post-convention polls Buttigieg launches his own podcast MORE all pulling 3 percent support.

Two other candidates who will be on the debate stage on Thursday night in Houston — Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharSocial media platforms put muscle into National Voter Registration Day Battle lines drawn on precedent in Supreme Court fight Sunday shows - Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death dominates 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.