Biden maintains lead in Nevada: poll

Biden maintains lead in Nevada: poll
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden campaign: Trump and former vice president will have phone call about coronavirus Overnight Health Care: Trump resists pressure for nationwide stay-at-home order | Trump open to speaking to Biden about virus response | Fauci gets security detail | Outbreak creates emergency in nursing homes 16 things to know today about coronavirus outbreak MORE (D) is leading the Democratic presidential field among Nevada voters, with Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden campaign: Trump and former vice president will have phone call about coronavirus Judge slams Wisconsin governor, lawmakers for not delaying election amid coronavirus outbreak The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden offers to talk coronavirus response with Trump MORE (I-Vt.) closely trailing in second, according to a new poll. 

Biden maintained his lead in Nevada, with 23 percent support among potential Democratic caucus goers, according to a Fox News poll released Thursday. Sanders registered as a close second, at 17 percent support, based on the poll. 

Both Sanders’s and Biden’s support decreased 1 point since a November poll of the state. 

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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenHillicon Valley: T-Mobile, Sprint complete merger | Warren pushes food delivery apps to classify workers as full employees | Lawsuit accuses Zoom of improperly sharing user data Warren calls on food delivery apps to classify workers as full employees Biden confirms he's considering Whitmer for VP MORE (D-Mass.), however, saw a larger 6-point drop since the last poll and is now tied with Tom SteyerTom SteyerProgressive advocates propose T 'green stimulus' plan Candidates want data privacy rules, except for their own campaigns Budowsky: Biden should pull together a 'dream team of rivals' MORE who saw a surge in support. The two are even at 12 percent each. 

Steyer’s 7-point increase of support in Nevada, along with a separate Fox News poll released the same day showing a surge for the billionaire in South Carolina, appears to have allowed him to qualify for next week's debate.

Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Pence defends response, says Trump never 'belittled' virus threat Reuters poll finds Sanders cutting Biden national lead to single digits Biden says he'll adopt plans from Sanders, Warren MORE is a distant fifth in Nevada at 6 percent support. Andrew YangAndrew YangAndrew Yang to launch issues-based podcast Majority of young Americans support universal basic income, public healthcare: poll Granting cash payments is a conservative principle MORE trails him at 4 percent, and Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerDemocrats eye additional relief checks for coronavirus Lawmakers, labor leaders ramp up calls to use Defense Production Act Democratic senators call on FDA to drop restrictions on blood donations from men who have sex with men MORE (D-N.J.) is at 3 percent, based on the poll.

The race could change greatly before next month’s caucuses, however, with 51 percent of polled Nevada Democrats saying they could change their mind before Feb. 22. 

The same poll found that Biden leads Trump by 8 points in Nevada, and he is the only Democrat polled against the president to have a lead over Trump outside the poll’s margin of error in the state. Sanders has a 3-point lead over Trump in a general election match-up and Warren and Buttigieg each lead the president by 1 point in the silver state. 

The poll was conducted between Jan. 5 and Jan. 8 and surveyed 1,505 Nevada voters, including 636 identified as potential participants in the Democratic caucus. The poll’s margin of error is 2.5 percentage points for all registered voters and is 4 points for Democratic caucus goers.