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 BidenThe Hill's Campaign Report: Runoff elections in Texas, Alabama set for Tuesday Biden campaign slams White House attacks on Fauci as 'disgusting' Biden lets Trump be Trump MORE has a 12-point lead over his Democratic presidential primary opponents as Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenIn politics, as in baseball, it ain't over till it's over Trump defends Roger Stone move: He was target of 'Witch Hunt' Democrats blast Trump for commuting Roger Stone: 'The most corrupt president in history' 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 SandersOVERNIGHT ENERGY: EPA declines to tighten smog standards amid pressure from green groups | Democrats split on Trump plan to use development funds for nuclear projects| Russian mining giant reports another fuel spill in Arctic Biden lets Trump be Trump Democrats split on Trump plan to use development funds for nuclear projects MORE (I-Vt.) at 19 percent.

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Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisHillicon Valley: Facebook considers political ad ban | Senators raise concerns over civil rights audit | Amazon reverses on telling workers to delete TikTok Senators raise concerns over Facebook's civil rights audit Biden's marijuana plan is out of step with public opinion MORE (D-Calif.) and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegIn politics, as in baseball, it ain't over till it's over Biden campaign hires top cybersecurity officials to defend against threats Biden strikes populist tone in blistering rebuke of Trump, Wall Street 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.