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Poll: Warren leads Biden in Iowa, New Hampshire

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) leads former Vice President Joe Biden in Iowa and New Hampshire, but South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg has surged into contention in the Hawkeye State, according to a new poll.

The latest Firehouse Strategies-Optimus survey finds Warren with a narrow lead in Iowa at 25 percent support, followed by Biden at 22 percent and Buttigieg at 17 percent. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who has been recovering from a heart attack, is in fourth place at 5 percent in Iowa.

{mosads}Buttigieg is the biggest mover in the Iowa poll, gaining about 9 points.

Warren’s lead is larger in New Hampshire, where she registers 25 percent support, followed by Biden at 18 percent and Sanders at 9 percent.

Still, Biden leads big in South Carolina, where black voters make up more than half of the Democratic primary electorate. Biden comes in at 32 percent, compared to 16 percent for Warren and 8 percent for Sanders.

Support for impeachment among Democrats in the early-voting states has skyrocketed in recent weeks, and stands at 79 percent in Iowa, 75 percent in New Hampshire and 72 percent in South Carolina, notching double-digit gains in all three states.

In addition, a slim majority of Democrats in all three states believe that President Trump should be imprisoned, as well as impeached.

The Firehouse-Optimus survey of 1,765 likely Democratic primary voters was conducted Oct. 8-10 and has a margin of error of 3.6 percentage points in each state.

Tags 2020 Democratic primary Bernie Sanders Donald Trump early primary state Elizabeth Warren Joe Biden Pete Buttigieg poll

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