Poll: Biden leads Democratic field by 10 points in Florida

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Former Vice President Joe Biden 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 Warren (D-Mass.) with 24 percent support and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) with 14 percent support.

{mosads}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 Buttigieg (D) is in fourth place with 5 percent, and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) rounds out the top five with 4 percent.

Miramar, Fla., Mayor Wayne Messam (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.

Tags 2020 Democratic primary 2020 election Bernie Sanders Elizabeth Warren Florida Joe Biden Pete Buttigieg Wayne Messam

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