Sanders closes in on Biden in Nevada: poll

Sanders closes in on Biden in Nevada: poll

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersIn defense of incrementalism: A call for radical realism Thomas Piketty says pandemic is opportunity to address income inequality Trump will soon be out of office — but polarization isn't going anywhere MORE (I-Vt.) is closing in on former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  New DOJ rule could allow executions by electrocution, firing squad 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 WarrenThomas Piketty says pandemic is opportunity to address income inequality The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation Disney laying off 32,000 workers as coronavirus batters theme parks MORE (D-Mass.) finished third, with 11 percent of the vote.


Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete Buttigieg'Biff is president': Michael J. Fox says Trump has played on 'every worst instinct in mankind' Buttigieg: Denying Biden intelligence briefings is about protecting Trump's 'ego' Biden's win is not a policy mandate — he should govern accordingly MORE (D) and billionaire philanthropist Tom SteyerTom SteyerBiden Cabinet picks largely unify Democrats — so far Late donor surges push election spending projections to new heights New voters surge to the polls MORE are tied in fourth, at 8 percent each. They’re trailed by Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHillicon Valley: YouTube suspends OANN amid lawmaker pressure | Dems probe Facebook, Twitter over Georgia runoff | FCC reaffirms ZTE's national security risk Democrats urge YouTube to remove election misinformation, step up efforts ahead of Georgia runoff YouTube temporarily suspends OANN account after spreading coronavirus misinformation MORE (D-Minn.) and tech entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangMedia and Hollywood should stop their marching-to-Georgia talk Andrew Yang: Democrats need to adopt message that government is 'working for them' Andrew Yang moving to Georgia to help Democrats in Senate runoffs 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. 


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.