Sanders closes in on Biden in Nevada: poll

Sanders closes in on Biden in Nevada: poll
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersNYT editorial board endorses Warren, Klobuchar for Democratic nomination for president Trump rails against impeachment in speech to Texas farmers Biden breaks away from 2020 pack in South Carolina MORE (I-Vt.) is closing in on former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenNYT editorial board endorses Warren, Klobuchar for Democratic nomination for president Trump rails against impeachment in speech to Texas farmers Biden breaks away from 2020 pack in South Carolina MORE’s lead in Nevada, according to a new poll of likely Democratic caucusgoers released Tuesday.

Biden is in first place, at 19 percent, in the Suffolk University–USA Today poll, but Sanders is at 18 percent, within the margin of error.

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenNYT editorial board endorses Warren, Klobuchar for Democratic nomination for president Trump rails against impeachment in speech to Texas farmers Biden breaks away from 2020 pack in South Carolina MORE (D-Mass.) finished third, with 11 percent of the vote.

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Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegBiden breaks away from 2020 pack in South Carolina Sanders says gender 'still an obstacle' for female politicians Sanders v. Warren is just for insiders MORE (D) and billionaire philanthropist Tom SteyerTom Fahr SteyerBiden breaks away from 2020 pack in South Carolina Buttigieg to attend MLK Day event in South Carolina after facing criticism Poll: Sanders holds 5-point lead over Buttigieg in New Hampshire MORE are tied in fourth, at 8 percent each. They’re trailed by Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharNYT editorial board endorses Warren, Klobuchar for Democratic nomination for president Sanders v. Warren is just for insiders Buttigieg to attend MLK Day event in South Carolina after facing criticism MORE (D-Minn.) and tech entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangAndrew Yang's wife, Evelyn Yang, calls for 'big structural change' at 4th annual Women's March DNC announces new criteria for New Hampshire debate Poll: Sanders holds 5-point lead over Buttigieg in New Hampshire MORE, who are each at 4 percent, based on the poll. 

No other candidates received more than 2 percent in the poll. 

With the caucuses just over a month away, on Feb. 22, 22 percent of those surveyed said they are still undecided. 

The USA Today poll comes as the RealClearPolitics average of polls has Biden leading Sanders by 8.6 points in the state. A Fox News poll of Nevada released last week showed the former vice president maintaining his lead with 23 percent support, with Sanders trailing at 17 percent. 

Recent polls have also shown a surge in support for Sanders in Iowa. A Des Moines Register–CNN poll released last week showed Sanders in the lead with 20 percent support of likely caucusgoers. 

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Biden was in fourth, at 15 percent, behind Warren and Buttigieg. 

Other than Yang, the top polling candidates in the Nevada survey will all face each other in a debate Tuesday night in Iowa. It is the final debate before the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses on Feb. 3. 

The Suffolk University–USA Today poll surveyed 500 likely Democratic caucusgoers. It was conducted Jan. 8–11 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.