Poll: Biden leads Democratic field by 10 points in Florida

Poll: Biden leads Democratic field by 10 points in Florida
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Five takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio New study: Full-scale 'Medicare for All' costs trillion over 10 years MORE leads his closest primary challenger by 10 points in Florida, according to a new poll released Wednesday. 

Biden has 34 percent support from the state's Democratic primary voters surveyed in the Florida Atlantic University (FAU) poll. He's followed by Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Five takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio New study: Full-scale 'Medicare for All' costs trillion over 10 years MORE (D-Mass.) with 24 percent support and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Five takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio New study: Full-scale 'Medicare for All' costs trillion over 10 years MORE (I-Vt.) with 14 percent support.

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The top three have a significant edge over the rest of the field and are the only candidates with double-digit support. South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Five takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio New study: Full-scale 'Medicare for All' costs trillion over 10 years MORE (D) is in fourth place with 5 percent, and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Five takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio Warren leads in speaking time during debate MORE (D-Calif.) rounds out the top five with 4 percent.

Miramar, Fla., Mayor Wayne MessamWayne Martin MessamWayne Messam raised this quarter for presidential run The Hill's 12:30 Report: Hunter Biden speaks out amid Ukraine controversy 2020 primary debate guide: Everything you need to know ahead of the October showdown MORE (D) received 3 percent of the vote from those surveyed.

Warren has significantly increased her support in the state since the last FAU poll, which showed her and Sanders tied at 12 percent each. In that poll, Biden received 39 percent support from the state's Democratic primary voters. 

“While Joe Biden continues to lead other primary candidates in Florida, Elizabeth Warren is gathering strength and is becoming a real competitor for the state,”  FAU political science professor Kevin Wagner said in a statement

The new survey of 407 Democratic primary voters was conducted between Sept. 12 and Sept. 15. It has a margin of error of 4.9 percentage points.