Biden maintains national lead after December debate: poll

Biden maintains national lead after December debate: poll
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Former Vice President Joe Biden maintained his national lead in the polls after the December debate, according to a poll released Monday.

The Morning Consult poll for this week showed Biden with 31 percent support for the second week in a row, after rising 2 percentage points since the beginning of December. Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWe are America's independent contractors, and we are terrified Overnight Health Care — Biden's Supreme Court setback Republican rep who voted to impeach Trump running for reelection MORE (I-Vt.) ranked as the runner-up with 21 percent support.

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWe are America's independent contractors, and we are terrified Fed's Brainard faces GOP pressure on climate stances Sanders, 50 Democrats unveil bill to send N95 masks to all Americans MORE (D-Mass.) and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegBiden to tout new bridge program at infrastructure law's 60-day mark Stacey Abrams's shocking snub of Biden, Harris signals possible 2024 aspirations President Biden is blaming everyone else for surging inflation  MORE kept third and fourth place with 15 percent and 9 percent, respectively.

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Following them, former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergBiden's Jan. 6 speech was a missed opportunity to unite the nation Democrats must face the reality of their Latino voter problem Invest in kids and families now so that someday I'll be out of a job MORE earned 6 percent support, entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangBottom line American elections are getting less predictable; there's a reason for that Poll: Harris, Michelle Obama lead for 2024 if Biden doesn't run MORE got 5 percent, and Sen. Cory BookerCory BookerCNN legal analyst knocks GOP senator over remark on Biden nominee Barnes rakes in almost 0K after Johnson enters Wisconsin Senate race Hillicon Valley: Amazon's Alabama union fight — take two MORE (D-N.J.), Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharSenate antitrust bill has serious ramifications for consumers and small businesses NYT columnist floats Biden-Cheney ticket in 2024 Klobuchar needs to put her antitrust legislation to the sunshine test MORE (D-Minn.) and philanthropist Tom SteyerTom SteyerYouth voting organization launches M registration effort in key battlegrounds Overnight Energy: 'Eye of fire,' Exxon lobbyist's comments fuel renewed attacks on oil industry | Celebrities push Biden to oppose controversial Minnesota pipeline | More than 75 companies ask Congress to pass clean electricity standard Celebrities push Biden to oppose controversial Minnesota pipeline MORE each received 3 percent. 

Yang, Klobuchar and Steyer all saw increases in favorability following the Democratic debate, but the front-runners stood their ground. Sanders and Biden have the highest favorability with 74 percent and 71 percent, respectively.

The poll conducted between Dec. 20 and Dec. 22 surveyed 7,178 registered voters who plan to vote in the Democratic primary or caucus in their state. The margin of error is 1 percentage point.