Biden, Gabbard suffer hits to favorability after debate

Democratic presidential hopefuls Joe BidenJoe BidenJoe Biden lost his fastball — can he get it back before South Carolina? Where the 2020 Democrats stand on taxes Bloomberg hits Sanders supporters in new ad MORE and Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardWhere the 2020 Democrats stand on taxes Sanders leads Biden in latest Nevada poll Yang: NYC should implement universal basic income 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 ClintonThe Democratic demolition derby Juan Williams: Don't count Biden out Candidates in Obama's orbit fail to capitalize on personal ties 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 Ann WarrenJoe Biden lost his fastball — can he get it back before South Carolina? Where the 2020 Democrats stand on taxes Budget hawks frustrated by 2020 politics in entitlement reform fight MORE (D-Mass.) saw a 1 percentage point increase, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersJoe Biden lost his fastball — can he get it back before South Carolina? Where the 2020 Democrats stand on taxes Bloomberg hits Sanders supporters in new ad MORE (I-Vt.) saw no change and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisConway: Trump is 'toying with everybody' by attacking Bloomberg for stop-and-frisk comments The Hill's Campaign Report: New challenges for 2020 Dems in Nevada, South Carolina Beleaguered Biden turns to must-win South Carolina MORE (D-Calif.) saw a 1 percentage point drop. 

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegJoe Biden lost his fastball — can he get it back before South Carolina? Where the 2020 Democrats stand on taxes Bloomberg hits Sanders supporters in new ad 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.