Warren leads primary field by 8 points in California poll

Warren leads primary field by 8 points in California poll
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenPoll: Bloomberg stalls after Vegas debate Bloomberg unveils billboards to troll Trump ahead of campaign stops John Legend joining Warren in South Carolina next week: report MORE (D-Mass.) holds an 8-point lead over the Democratic primary field in California, according to a poll released Monday.

The Massachusetts lawmaker was the top choice of 29 percent of the Democratic voters and minority party or independent voters eligible to vote in California's primary surveyed by Political Data Inc. on behalf of Capitol Weekly.

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersPoll: Bloomberg stalls after Vegas debate Prominent Texas Latina endorses Warren Bloomberg campaign: Vandalism at Tennessee office 'echoes language from the Sanders campaign and its supporters' MORE (I-Vt.), at 21 percent, and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenPoll: Bloomberg stalls after Vegas debate Bloomberg campaign: Vandalism at Tennessee office 'echoes language from the Sanders campaign and its supporters' Democratic strategist says Biden 'has to' get second place in Nevada MORE, at 18 percent, followed Warren.

California Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisHouse to vote on legislation to make lynching a federal hate crime Overnight Energy: EPA to regulate 'forever chemicals' in drinking water | Trump budget calls for slashing funds for climate science centers | House Dems urge banks not to fund drilling in Arctic refuge Democratic senators criticize plan that could expand Arctic oil and gas development MORE (D) was the only other candidate with double-digit support, at 11 percent.

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South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegPoll: Bloomberg stalls after Vegas debate Bloomberg campaign: Vandalism at Tennessee office 'echoes language from the Sanders campaign and its supporters' Buttigieg to join striking South Carolina McDonald's workers next week MORE (D) polled at 7 percent support, while entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangHillicon Valley: Intel officials warned lawmakers Russia interfering in 2020 | Pompeo condemns Russian cyberattack on country of Georgia | Tech activists see Kickstarter union as breakthrough | Pentagon agency suffers data breach Manhattan DA investigating new abuse claims against doctor accused by Evelyn Yang March For Our Lives co-founders endorse Sanders MORE received 4 percent.

Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardFive takeaways from new fundraising reports for 2020 Democrats Overnight Defense: GOP lawmaker takes unannounced trip to Syria | Taliban leader pens New York Times op-ed on peace talks | Cheney blasts paper for publishing op-ed GOP lawmaker makes unannounced trip to northeastern Syria MORE (D-Hawaii) and former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeCNN signs Andrew Yang as contributor Krystal Ball: Voters are coming to their own judgements about who is electable Warren campaign to host series of events in Texas MORE (D-Texas) both received 2 percent support, while all other Democratic hopefuls polled at 1 percent or below.

Political Data Inc. surveyed 599 likely Democratic or minority party/independent voters Sept. 1-13. Respondents were contacted by email based on voter file records, and the results were weighted to be representative.

The poll is the latest in a string of positive results for Warren, who this weekend led in Iowa for the first time in polling guru Ann Selzer's state survey.

Harris's fourth place shows the lawmaker struggling in her home state, a concerning result for her campaign given that no recent presidential hopeful who lost their home state in a primary has gone on to win their party’s nomination.

California carries more significance than ever this nominating cycle because of an accelerated primary schedule that places the delegate-rich state on Super Tuesday, when voters in a dozen states will cast their ballots for the Democratic nomination.

A survey conducted by Emerson earlier this month of the Golden State found Biden and Sanders tied for first at 26 percent, 6 percentage points ahead of Warren. 

Harris placed fifth in that poll, at 6 percent support, 1 point behind Yang.