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 BidenTrump hits Fox News's Chris Wallace over Ukraine coverage Schiff: Whistleblower testimony might not be necessary Trump warns Democrats will lose House seats over impeachment MORE has a 12-point lead over his Democratic presidential primary opponents as Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenSanders can gain ground by zeroing in on corruption Biden praises Buttigieg for criticizing GOP attacks: 'That's a good man' Warren enters crucial debate with big momentum 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 SandersSanders wishes Ocasio-Cortez happy birthday Video of fake Trump shooting members of media shown at his Miami resort: report Sanders can gain ground by zeroing in on corruption MORE (I-Vt.) at 19 percent.

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Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisRepublicans wrestle with impeachment strategy Klobuchar takes shots at health and education plans supported by Sanders and Warren Kamala Harris to Trump Jr.: 'You wouldn't know a joke if one raised you' MORE (D-Calif.) and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegTrump hits Fox News's Chris Wallace over Ukraine coverage Sanders can gain ground by zeroing in on corruption Biden praises Buttigieg for criticizing GOP attacks: 'That's a good man' 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.