Poll shows Biden with 12-point national lead over Warren

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Former Vice President Joe Biden holds a 12-point lead over his closest competitor, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, based on a new national poll

Biden had a slight 1-point uptick in the weekly Morning Consult poll released Monday and now has 33 percent support

Warren’s support remained steady at 21 percent. {mosads}

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) closely trails Warren at 19 percent, unchanged from last week. 

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) stayed in a dead heat with 6 percent and 5 percent, respectively. 

Support for former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) and tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang remained constant at 3 percent each, and Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) dipped 1 point to 2 percent. 

Biden holds a slightly larger 15-point lead ahead of Warren and Sanders in early voting states, based on the poll. 

Biden has 33 percent support from voters in those states, compared to 18 percent apiece for Warren and Sanders.

Billionaire philanthropist Tom Steyer, who is at 1 percent in the general national poll, stands at fourth place in the early voting states with the backing of 8 percent of respondents. 

The poll is based on a survey conducted from Sept. 30 to Oct. 6 with 16,529 voters. There is a margin of error of 1 percentage point. There were 713 respondents in the early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina. Those results have a margin of error of 4 percentage points.

Tags Andrew Yang Bernie Sanders Cory Booker Elizabeth Warren Joe Biden Pete Buttigieg Tom Steyer

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