Poll shows Warren with favorability edge on Biden among Democrats

Poll shows Warren with favorability edge on Biden among Democrats
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenJuan Williams: Honesty, homophobia and Mayor Pete Trump DACA fight hits Supreme Court Democrats on edge as Iowa points to chaotic race MORE (D-Mass.) has the highest favorability mark among Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents, according to a new poll from NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist. 

It finds that 75 percent of those respondents have a favorable opinion of Warren, compared to 71 percent for former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenImpeachment week: Trump probe hits crucial point Trump DACA fight hits Supreme Court Juan Williams: Honesty, homophobia and Mayor Pete MORE and 66 percent for Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersJuan Williams: Honesty, homophobia and Mayor Pete Democrats on edge as Iowa points to chaotic race Democrats debate how to defeat Trump: fight or heal MORE (I-Vt.). Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisJuan Williams: Honesty, homophobia and Mayor Pete Democrats debate how to defeat Trump: fight or heal Women who inspired 'Hidden Figures' film will be honored with congressional gold medals MORE (D-Calif.) gets 56 percent. 

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Just 11 percent of the voters view Warren unfavorably, while 22 percent have an unfavorable view of Biden and 27 percent hold an unfavorable view of Sanders. Seventeen percent hold an unfavorable view of Harris. 

Among voters overall, Biden comes out on top in the favorability rating.

Forty-five percent of registered voters view Biden favorably, but 46 percent view him unfavorably, putting him underwater.

Sanders fares worse, with 38 percent viewing him favorably and 55 percent holding a negative view.

Forty-one percent view Warren favorably, but 42 percent view her unfavorably. Harris's splits are 31 percent favorably and 42 percent unfavorably. 

Researchers surveyed 1,160 registered voters and their responses have a margin of error of 3.8 percentage points. They also spoke with 542 Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents whose responses have a margin of error of 5.6 percentage points. 

The survey was conducted Sept. 5-8.