Warren, Biden and Sanders locked in three way tie in California poll

Warren, Biden and Sanders locked in three way tie in California poll
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Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenBiden campaign says no VP pick yet after bike trail quip Biden edges closer to VP pick: Here's who's up and who's down Democratic convention lineup to include Ocasio-Cortez, Clinton, Warren: reports MORE (D-Mass.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Memo: Trump team pounces on Biden gaffes The Hill's Campaign Report: US officials say Russia, China are looking to sow discord in election Warren urges investment in child care workers amid pandemic MORE (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says Trump executive order is 'a reckless war on Social Security' Trump got into testy exchange with top GOP donor Adelson: report Blumenthal calls for declassification of materials detailing Russian threat to US elections MORE are locked in a three-way tie in the California Democratic Primary, according to a poll released Thursday.

The Public Policy Institute of California's (PPIC) survey found Warren as the top choice of 23 percent of likely voters in the Democratic Primary, followed by Biden at 22 percent support and Sanders at 21 percent support.

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It is a statistical tie as all three candidates fall within the margin of error.

California Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisBiden campaign says no VP pick yet after bike trail quip Hillary Clinton roasts NYT's Maureen Dowd over column Biden edges closer to VP pick: Here's who's up and who's down MORE (D) received the next highest support at 8 percent, just ahead of South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegCNN's Ana Navarro to host Biden roundtable on making 'Trump a one-term president' Former Indiana Gov. Joe Kernan dies How Republicans can embrace environmentalism and win MORE (D) at 6 percent support.

Harris's fourth-place finish shows the lawmaker struggling to gain traction within her home state, a concerning result for her campaign given that no recent White House hopeful who lost their home state in a primary has gone on to win their party’s nomination.

Entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangProgressive candidate Bush talks about her upset primary win over Rep. Clay Is this the end of the 'college experience'? Biden campaign to take over 'Supernatural' star's Instagram for interview MORE was the top choice for 3 percent of those surveyed, while no other candidate cleared 2 percent.

Eleven of the candidates who qualified for the October debate were listed as options to respondents. Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardFinancial firms facing serious hacking threat in COVID-19 era Gabbard drops defamation lawsuit against Clinton It's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE (D-Hawaii) had not yet qualified at the time of the survey.

Support remains fluid in the race, as 53 percent of respondents said they would consider supporting another candidate for the Democratic nomination.

“Many Democratic-leaning voters are open to switching allegiances at this early stage of the presidential primary season, and most see the debates as important for choosing a candidate,” PPIC President Mark Baldassare said in a statement.

California is more important in this nominating cycle than in previous ones because of an accelerated primary schedule that has the largest state in the nation going to the polls on Super Tuesday, when voters in a dozen states will cast their ballots for the Democratic nomination.

PPIC surveyed 692 likely Democratic primary voters between Sept. 16-25 using a mix of cellphone and landline calls. The margin of error for the sample is plus or minus 4.9 percentage points.