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 WarrenSanders supporters cry foul over Working Families endorsement of Warren California poll: Biden, Sanders lead Democratic field; Harris takes fifth Kamala Harris calls for new investigation into Kavanaugh allegations 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 BidenSanders supporters cry foul over Working Families endorsement of Warren California poll: Biden, Sanders lead Democratic field; Harris takes fifth Poll: Biden holds five-point lead over Warren among New York Democrats MORE and 66 percent for Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders supporters cry foul over Working Families endorsement of Warren California poll: Biden, Sanders lead Democratic field; Harris takes fifth Kamala Harris calls for new investigation into Kavanaugh allegations MORE (I-Vt.). Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisCalifornia poll: Biden, Sanders lead Democratic field; Harris takes fifth Kamala Harris calls for new investigation into Kavanaugh allegations Poll: Biden holds five-point lead over Warren among New York Democrats 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.