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 Ann WarrenHarris weighing Biden endorsement: report Biden, Sanders contend for top place in new national poll Biden leads Democratic primary field nationally: poll MORE (D-Mass.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden, Sanders contend for top place in new national poll Biden leads Democratic primary field nationally: poll Warren calls for Brazil to drop charges against Glenn Greenwald MORE (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSchiff pleads to Senate GOP: 'Right matters. And the truth matters.' Anita Hill to Iowa crowd: 'Statute of limitations' for Biden apology is 'up' Sen. Van Hollen releases documents from GAO investigation 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 HarrisHarris weighing Biden endorsement: report California Democrat Christy Smith launches first TV ad in bid for Katie Hill's former House seat Steyer spokesperson: 'I don't think necessarily that Tom has bought anything' MORE (D) received the next highest support at 8 percent, just ahead of South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegBiden, Sanders contend for top place in new national poll Biden leads Democratic primary field nationally: poll Trump to hold rally on eve of New Hampshire primary 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 YangBiden, Sanders contend for top place in new national poll Yang: Trump followers 'kind of like me' Hillicon Valley — Presented by Philip Morris International — Bezos phone breach raises fears over Saudi hacking | Amazon seeks to halt Microsoft's work on 'war cloud' | Lawmakers unveil surveillance reform bill 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 GabbardHillicon Valley — Presented by Philip Morris International — Bezos phone breach raises fears over Saudi hacking | Amazon seeks to halt Microsoft's work on 'war cloud' | Lawmakers unveil surveillance reform bill Hill.TV's Saagar Enjeti defends Tulsi Gabbard's lawsuit against Hillary Clinton Twitter CEO declined to host Tulsi Gabbard fundraiser: report 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.