Biden, Sanders gain ground in early voting states: poll

Biden, Sanders gain ground in early voting states: poll
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenPoll: Majority 'sympathetic' to protesters, disapprove of Trump's response In a year like no other, we'll hold the election of our lifetime The Hill's Morning Report - Protesters' defiance met with calls to listen MORE and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden wins DC primary Biden wins Montana primary Biden wins New Mexico primary MORE (I-Vt.) both gained ground in early voting states, according to a poll released Monday.

The Morning Consult poll found Biden reached 33 percent support and Sanders earned the backing of 22 percent in the early primary states: Iowa, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Nevada. Both experienced 4 percentage point gains since last week’s poll.

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In the meantime, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThe Hill's Morning Report - Protesters' defiance met with calls to listen Biden wins DC primary Warren asks Pentagon IG to probe military role in Trump's protest response MORE (D-Mass.) remained at 17 percent in these states, while 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 lost a percentage point in support, leaving him at 7 percent. 

The front-runners in the early primary states are followed by philanthropist Tom SteyerTom SteyerBloomberg wages war on COVID-19, but will he abandon his war on coal? Overnight Energy: 600K clean energy jobs lost during pandemic, report finds | Democrats target diseases spread by wildlife | Energy Dept. to buy 1M barrels of oil Ocasio-Cortez, Schiff team up to boost youth voter turnout MORE at 6 percent, Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisThe Hill's Morning Report - Protesters' defiance met with calls to listen Calls for police reform sparks divisions in Congress Harris: Trump 'just tear-gassed peaceful protesters for a photo op' MORE (D-Calif.) at 5 percent, 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) at 3 percent and entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangAndrew Yang discusses his universal basic income pilot program Andrew Yang on the George Floyd protests in Minneapolis McConnell challenger on how Yang endorsement could help him MORE at 2 percent.

Overall, Democratic voters from across the country back Biden at a rate of 32 percent, according to Morning Consult's findings. Sanders and Warren follow at 20 percent support. All three of the candidates did not experience any percentage point changes nationally from last week’s poll.

The former vice president has retained his top spot in most national polls, but Warren and Sanders have gained an edge on him in recent weeks. Buttigieg has also risen in the polls, solidifying his place in fourth.

The Morning Consult poll conducted 16,071 interviews with registered voters indicating they would vote in a Democratic primary or caucus. The interviews were conducted between Oct. 28 and Nov. 3, and the results have a margin of error of 1 percentage point. The margin of error for the voters from early primary states specifically had a margin of error of 4 percentage points.