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Poll: Warren leads Biden in Maine by 12 points

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) leads the Democratic primary field in Maine, according to a poll released Tuesday.

The Public Policy Polling survey found Warren with 31 percent support among Democratic primary voters, well ahead of former Vice President Joe Biden with 19 percent support. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was the only other candidate to receive double-digit support in the poll, with 12 percent of likely voters indicating they would support him.

{mosads}South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D), who trails Sanders with 9 percent support from voters in the poll, had more than double the support of the next closest competitor, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), who registered support from 4 percent of voters.

Warren and Biden remain virtually tied among older Americans in the poll, but the Massachusetts senator has a clear advantage among younger voters, according to PPP’s survey, with Warren leading Biden 32 percent to 7 percent among voters under age 45.

Sanders decisively won Maine in the 2016 Democratic primary, soaring to a 29-point victory over eventual nominee Hillary Clinton in the state’s caucuses.

The PPP poll surveyed 939 voters between Oct. 11-13, including 366 Democratic primary voters. The margin of error among Democrats in the poll was 5.1 percent.

 

– CORRECTION: This article was updated Oct. 19 to identify Sanders as the winner in the 2016 Maine caucuses

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