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 BidenImpeachment week: Trump probe hits crucial point Trump DACA fight hits Supreme Court Juan Williams: Honesty, homophobia and Mayor Pete MORE and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersJuan Williams: Honesty, homophobia and Mayor Pete Democrats on edge as Iowa points to chaotic race Democrats debate how to defeat Trump: fight or heal 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 Ann WarrenJuan Williams: Honesty, homophobia and Mayor Pete Trump DACA fight hits Supreme Court Democrats on edge as Iowa points to chaotic race MORE (D-Mass.) remained at 17 percent in these states, while South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegJuan Williams: Honesty, homophobia and Mayor Pete Democrats on edge as Iowa points to chaotic race Democrats debate how to defeat Trump: fight or heal 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 SteyerThomas (Tom) Fahr SteyerSaagar Enjeti: Bloomberg 2020 bid would 'all but ensure a Bernie Sanders victory' Steyer challenges Bloomberg to support wealth tax before entering Democratic primary Democratic strategist 'remarkably unimpressed' by potential Bloomberg 2020 bid MORE at 6 percent, Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisJuan Williams: Honesty, homophobia and Mayor Pete Democrats debate how to defeat Trump: fight or heal Women who inspired 'Hidden Figures' film will be honored with congressional gold medals MORE (D-Calif.) at 5 percent, Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardKrystal Ball praises former McConnell aide's historic win in Kentucky The Hill's Campaign Report: Bloomberg looks to upend Democratic race The Hill's Morning Report — Bloomberg news shakes up 2020 race MORE (D-Hawaii) at 3 percent and entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangIntercollegiate athletics just got a two-minute warning AI and automation will disrupt our world — but only Andrew Yang is warning about it The Hill's Campaign Report: Bloomberg looks to upend Democratic race 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.