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 WarrenRahm Emanuel: Bloomberg, Patrick entering race will allow Democrats to have 'ideas primary' Feehery: Pivoting to infrastructure could help heal post-impeachment wounds Jayapal hits back at Biden on marijuana 'prohibition' 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 SandersRahm Emanuel: Bloomberg, Patrick entering race will allow Democrats to have 'ideas primary' Feehery: Pivoting to infrastructure could help heal post-impeachment wounds Jayapal hits back at Biden on marijuana 'prohibition' MORE (I-Vt.), at 21 percent, and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenMost Americans break with Trump on Ukraine, but just 45 percent think he should be removed: poll Democrats release two new transcripts ahead of next public impeachment hearings Press: Ukraine's not the only outrage MORE, at 18 percent, followed Warren.

California Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisJayapal hits back at Biden on marijuana 'prohibition' Poll: Biden holds 20-point lead in South Carolina Fox News anchor apologizes for saying Booker dropped out of 2020 race 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 ButtigiegThe Memo: Centrists change tone of Democratic race Poll: Biden holds 20-point lead in South Carolina Sanders reclaims second place in new 2020 poll MORE (D) polled at 7 percent support, while entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangJayapal hits back at Biden on marijuana 'prohibition' Sanders reclaims second place in new 2020 poll MSNBC apologizes after leaving Yang out of presidential poll graphic MORE received 4 percent.

Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardSanders reclaims second place in new 2020 poll New poll catapults Buttigieg to frontrunner position in Iowa Deval Patrick: a short runway, but potential to get airborne MORE (D-Hawaii) and former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeDeval Patrick enters 2020 race O'Rourke says he 'absolutely' plans to stay in politics Krystal Ball: Buttigieg is 'the boomer candidate' 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.