Biden, Gabbard suffer hits to favorability after debate

Democratic presidential hopefuls Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden campaign cancels fundraiser with Mueller prosecutor Twitter joins Democrats to boost mail-in voting — here's why The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - George Floyd's death sparks protests, National Guard activation MORE and Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardGabbard drops defamation lawsuit against Clinton It's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process 125 lawmakers urge Trump administration to support National Guard troops amid pandemic MORE (D-Hawaii) saw their net favorability among Democratic primary voters take a dip following the most recent Democratic debate and amid Gabbard's high-profile feud with 2016 presidential candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTop Democratic pollster advised Biden campaign to pick Warren as VP Longtime Democratic pollster: Warren 'obvious solution' for Biden's VP pick How Obama just endorsed Trump MORE, a new poll has found. 

The results of a Morning Consult survey dated Monday show the net favorability of Biden, the former vice president, slipped 5 percentage points, from 55 percent to 50 percent, and Gabbard's dropped 6 percentage points from 10 percent to 4 percent following the fourth Democratic debate last week in Westerville, Ohio.

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The net favorability of many other candidates remained relatively stable, as Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenCOVID-19 workplace complaints surge; unions rip administration Gloves come off as Democrats fight for House seat in California Police killing in Minneapolis puts new scrutiny on Biden pick MORE (D-Mass.) saw a 1 percentage point increase, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersGloves come off as Democrats fight for House seat in California Senate Democrats pump brakes on new stimulus checks The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Unemployment claims now at 41 million with 2.1 million more added to rolls; Topeka mayor says cities don't have enough tests for minorities and homeless communities MORE (I-Vt.) saw no change and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisMinneapolis erupts for third night, as protests spread, Trump vows retaliation The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - George Floyd's death sparks protests, National Guard activation Police killing in Minneapolis puts new scrutiny on Biden pick MORE (D-Calif.) saw a 1 percentage point drop. 

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegBiden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 It's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process Here's how Biden can win over the minority vote and the Rust Belt MORE saw the largest net favorability increase, from 33 percent to 36 percent. 

Net favorability is calculated by subtracting the percentage of Democratic primary voters who view the candidates unfavorably from those who view them favorably. 

The survey still showed Biden leading the Democratic field, with support from 30 percent of Democratic primary voters polled. He was followed by  Warren who was supported by 21 percent and Sanders who was supported by 18 percent. 

Twelve Democratic hopefuls faced off in the debate.

Gabbard has recently been sparring with Clinton after the former secretary of State suggested, seemingly without evidence, that the lawmaker was a Russian asset. Gabbard has denied this and has slammed Clinton as the "queen of warmongers."

Morning Consult surveyed 11,521 registered voters who said they may vote in the Democratic primary or caucus between Oct. 16-20. The margin of error is plus or minus 1 percentage point.