Biden narrowly ahead in Iowa as Sanders surges, Warren drops: poll

Biden narrowly ahead in Iowa as Sanders surges, Warren drops: poll

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenCoronavirus makes the campaign season treacherous for Joe Biden Biden tops Trump by 9 points in Fox News poll Unions urge Chamber of Commerce to stop lobbying against Defense Production Act MORE and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersCoronavirus makes the campaign season treacherous for Joe Biden Biden could be picking the next president: VP choice more important than ever Democrats eye additional relief checks for coronavirus MORE (I-Vt.) are leading the 2020 Democratic primary field in the crucial caucus state of Iowa as Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenBiden tops Trump by 9 points in Fox News poll Hillicon Valley: Apple rolls out coronavirus screening app, website | Pompeo urged to crack down on coronavirus misinformation from China | Senators push FTC on price gouging | Instacart workers threaten strike Democratic Senators urge FTC to prevent coronavirus price gouging MORE (D-Mass.) sinks, according to a Emerson College poll released Tuesday.

Biden and Sanders are neck-and-neck at the top of the survey, garnering the support of 23 percent and 22 percent of Democratic caucusgoers, respectively. South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegReuters poll finds Sanders cutting Biden national lead to single digits Biden says he'll adopt plans from Sanders, Warren Buttigieg guest-hosts for Jimmy Kimmel: 'I've got nothing else going on' MORE (D) comes in third, at 18 percent, and Warren sits at fourth, with 12 percent.

Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharBiden tops Trump by 9 points in Fox News poll States should plan now for November voting options With VP pick, Biden can't play small ball in a long ball world MORE (D-Minn.) comes in fifth place in the poll, at 10 percent, while no other candidate breaks double digits.


While Biden remained steady from the same poll in October and Buttigieg inched up 2 points, Tuesday’s survey shows significant swings for Sanders and Warren, who are waging a protracted fight to be the primary field’s progressive figurehead.

Sanders rose 9 points from 13 percent in October’s poll, while Warren dropped by 11 points, finding herself sinking from a first-place spot to fourth in a few months’ time.

Klobuchar also enjoyed a boost as she works to burnish her centrist credentials, leaping 9 points from October when she polled at just 1 percent.

Sanders has enjoyed a months long jump in support since a heart attack thrust his campaign into uncertainty, garnering the endorsements of progressive firebrands Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOvernight Energy: Court upholds Trump repeal of Obama fracking rule | Oil price drop threatens fracking boom | EPA eases rules on gasoline sales amid coronavirus Ocasio-Cortez blasts coronavirus stimulus package as 'shameful' on House floor Oil price drop threatens US fracking boom MORE (D-N.Y.), Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarTexas man arrested for allegedly threatening Democrats over coronavirus bill Undocumented aliens should stay away as COVID-19 rages in the US The Southern Poverty Law Center and yesterday's wars MORE (D-Minn.) and Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibDemocrats eye additional relief checks for coronavirus 20 House Dems call on Trump to issue two-week, nationwide shelter-in-place order Pressley, Tlaib introduce bill providing .5B in emergency grants for the homeless MORE (D-Mich.) as well as National Nurses United and the Los Angeles teachers union. 

Meanwhile, Warren has seen her poll numbers in national and early state surveys tick downward as her 2020 contenders and special interest groups hammer her over her “Medicare for All” plan and how she intends to pay for it.

Polling shows Sanders and Warren to be competing for similar groups of voters, with the two candidates ranking as the top two choices among voters under the age of 50 and those who describe themselves as “very liberal,” according to the Emerson survey.

The Emerson poll surveyed 325 Democratic caucusgoers from Dec. 7 to 10 and has a margin of error of 5.4 percentage points.