Poll: Biden and Warren are neck and neck in California

Poll: Biden and Warren are neck and neck in California
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenThe media have fallen out of love with Bernie, but have voters? Top Zelensky aide refutes Sondland testimony The great AI debate: What candidates are (finally) saying about artificial intelligence MORE and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenThe media have fallen out of love with Bernie, but have voters? Buttigieg surrogate on candidate's past consulting work: 'I don't think it matters' Steyer rolls out 5B plan to invest in historically black colleges MORE (D-Mass.) are neck and neck in California’s delegate-rich primary, according to a new Public Policy Institute of California poll released Tuesday.

The poll shows Biden currently has the support of 24 percent of likely Democratic primary voters, while Warren has 23 percent support among the same respondents. Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders urges impeachment trial 'quickly' in the Senate The media have fallen out of love with Bernie, but have voters? Steyer rolls out 5B plan to invest in historically black colleges MORE (I-Vt.) comes in third at 17 percent, while no other candidate breaks double digits.

Nine percent were still unsure of who they will support in the March contest.

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Biden and Warren both bolstered their standings in the poll by taking leads with traditionally supportive demographics. Biden has a 30 percent to 18 percent advantage with men and a 31 percent to 18 percent edge with voters 45 and older, while Warren has a 26 percent to 19 percent lead with women and a 30 percent to 10 percent advantage with voters aged 18-44.

Likely primary voters largely said they prioritize a candidate’s ability to defeat President TrumpDonald John TrumpSanders urges impeachment trial 'quickly' in the Senate US sending 20,000 troops to Europe for largest exercises since Cold War Barr criticizes FBI, says it's possible agents acted in 'bad faith' in Trump probe MORE in the general election over ideological agreements. Fifty-five percent of likely voters polled said it is more important to nominate the candidate who seems most likely to beat Trump, while 36 percent said it is important to nominate someone with positions on the issues that come closest to theirs.

California is one of several states to hold their primaries and caucuses on March 3, dubbed Super Tuesday due to the amount of nominating contests held that day. The Golden State is set to allocate a whopping 495 delegates based on the primary’s result, making the race a top target for either front-runner to cement their standing or for middle-tier candidates to make up ground.

The poll is a warning sign for California Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisThe media have fallen out of love with Bernie, but have voters? Krystal Ball: Media turns on Buttigieg, will this end him? Senate Democrats demand Trump fire Stephen Miller MORE (D), who polls at 8 percent in her home state. 

The Public Policy Institute of California poll surveyed 682 likely voters from Nov. 3-12 and has a margin of error of 5.1 percent.