Biden holds slim lead over Warren in Nevada: poll

Biden holds slim lead over Warren in Nevada: poll
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  New DOJ rule could allow executions by electrocution, firing squad MORE leads Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThomas Piketty says pandemic is opportunity to address income inequality The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation Disney laying off 32,000 workers as coronavirus batters theme parks MORE (D-Mass.) by just 4 points in Nevada, according to a USA Today–Suffolk University Political Research Center poll released Tuesday, a slim lead that has Warren within the margin of error.


When respondents were given a list of 20 Democratic candidates and asked who'd they vote for or lean toward in Nevada's February caucuses, 23.2 percent said Biden, while 19.4 percent chose Warren. Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersIn defense of incrementalism: A call for radical realism Thomas Piketty says pandemic is opportunity to address income inequality Trump will soon be out of office — but polarization isn't going anywhere MORE (I-Vt.) came in third at 14.2 percent.

No other candidates received 10 percent of the vote. Twenty-one percent of those surveyed said they remain undecided.

Biden also led in a Morning Consult–Politico poll of Nevada voters in July but held a 6-point lead, 29 percent to 23 percent, over Sanders. Warren was in third in that survey with 11.5 percent of the vote. 

The news that Warren falls within the margin of error in the early caucus state comes on the heels of a Des Moines Register–CNN–Mediacom poll of likely Democratic caucusgoers in Iowa that found that 22 percent support Warren for president, while 20 percent said Biden was their top choice.

That poll was the first time that Warren had led Biden in an Iowa survey. Biden was within the margin of error on that poll.

The USA Today–Suffolk University poll surveyed 500 likely Democratic caucus voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.