Poll: Biden holds 12-point lead over Democratic field as Warren edges up to second

Poll: Biden holds 12-point lead over Democratic field as Warren edges up to second
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenUN meeting with US, France canceled over scheduling issue Schumer moves to break GOP blockade on Biden's State picks GOP Rep. Cawthorn likens vaccine mandates to 'modern-day segregation' MORE has a 12-point lead over his Democratic presidential primary opponents as Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenBipartisan senators to hold hearing on 'toxic conservatorships' amid Britney Spears controversy Senate advances Biden consumer bureau pick after panel logjam White House faces increased cries from allies on Haitian migrants MORE (D-Mass.) moves into second place, according to a poll released Monday.

Biden holds at 32 percent support among registered voters planning to vote in the Democratic primary, a Morning Consult survey reported. 

Warren is gaining some steam and follows at 20 percent, up two percentage points from Morning Consult's polling from a week before and now edging out Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersFranken targets senators from both parties in new comedy tour Pelosi says House members would not vote on spending bill top line higher than Senate's Groups push lawmakers to use defense bill to end support for Saudis in Yemen civil war MORE (I-Vt.) at 19 percent.


Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisSenate advances Biden consumer bureau pick after panel logjam House passes bill to compensate 'Havana syndrome' victims Harris 'deeply troubled' by treatment of Haitian migrants MORE (D-Calif.) and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegDOJ sues to block JetBlue-American Airlines partnership On The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — Pelosi plows full speed ahead on jam-packed agenda Blumenthal calls on Buttigieg to investigate American Airlines-JetBlue partnership MORE land behind the three front-runners at 6 percent and 5 percent, respectively.  

Sanders leads the field in favorability, with 73 percent of respondents holding a favorable view of him, just ahead of Biden's 71 percent.

Out of the top five candidates, Warren was found to be the second choice for supporters of three other candidates: Biden, Harris and Buttigieg. Her  supporters gave their second choice as Sanders, and the Vermont senator's supporters said they would go with Biden as a second option.

Among respondents in early voting states — Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada — Biden leads with 34 percent support, compared to 17 percent for Warren and 16 percent for Sanders.

The Morning Consult poll surveyed 17,377 registered voters intending to vote in a Democratic primary or caucus between Sept. 16 and 22. Its margin of error is plus or minus 1 percent. 

The poll surveyed 700 early primary state voters in the associated states, with a margin of error of 4 percent.