Warren edges past Biden in new national poll

Warren edges past Biden in new national poll
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenTrump says government to review 5M Kodak loan deal Michelle Obama supporters urge Biden to pick former first lady as running mate On The Money: Unemployment debate sparks GOP divisions | Pandemic reveals flaws of unemployment insurance programs | Survey finds nearly one-third of rehired workers laid off again MORE (D-Mass.) edged past former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenMark Kelly clinches Democratic Senate nod in Arizona Hillicon Valley: NSA warns of new security threats | Teen accused of Twitter hack pleads not guilty | Experts warn of mail-in voting misinformation Biden offers well wishes to Lebanon after deadly explosion MORE in a new poll gauging support in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. 

Warren has the support of 27 percent of Democratic voters and independent voters who lean Democratic while Biden had 25 percent in the Quinnipiac survey released Wednesday.

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Warren gained 8 points from August, while Biden fell 7 points, pollsters found.

In the new survey, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersLongtime Rep. Lacy Clay defeated in Missouri Democratic primary Hillicon Valley: NSA warns of new security threats | Teen accused of Twitter hack pleads not guilty | Experts warn of mail-in voting misinformation Schiff, Khanna call for free masks for all Americans in coronavirus aid package MORE (I-Vt.) had the support of 16 percent of Democratic and Democratic-leaning respondents, South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegFormer Indiana Gov. Joe Kernan dies How Republicans can embrace environmentalism and win In politics, as in baseball, it ain't over till it's over MORE had 7 percent and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisMichelle Obama supporters urge Biden to pick former first lady as running mate Michelle Obama wishes Barack a happy birthday: 'My favorite guy' Harris endorses Democrat in tight California House race MORE (D-Calif.) had 3 percent.

Quinnipiac noted that this is the first time a candidate other than Biden led in its 2020 polls since the university began them in March.

"After trailing Biden by double digits since March in the race for the Democratic nomination, Warren catches Biden," Quinnipiac University polling analyst Tim Malloy said in the statement. "We now have a race with two candidates at the top of the field, and they're leaving the rest of the pack behind."

Researchers surveyed 561 Democratic voters and independent voters who lean Democratic Sept. 19-23. The results have a margin of error of 4.9 percentage points. 

Warren's campaign has seen significant momentum in recent months. Over the past few days, she has led Biden in a few polls while trailing him in others. 

The two candidates are among more than a dozen who are vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.