Warren edges past Biden in new national poll

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) edged past former Vice President Joe Biden 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.

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

In the new survey, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) had the support of 16 percent of Democratic and Democratic-leaning respondents, South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg had 7 percent and Sen. Kamala Harris (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. 

Tags 2020 Democratic primary 2020 election Bernie Sanders Elizabeth Warren Joe Biden Pete Buttigieg

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