Sanders closes in on Biden in Nevada: poll

Sanders closes in on Biden in Nevada: poll

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersKlain says Harris would not overrule parliamentarian on minimum wage increase Romney-Cotton, a Cancun cabbie and the minimum wage debate On The Money: Senate panels postpone Tanden meetings in negative sign | Biden signs supply chain order after 'positive' meeting with lawmakers MORE (I-Vt.) is closing in on former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenKlain on Manchin's objection to Neera Tanden: He 'doesn't answer to us at the White House' Senators given no timeline on removal of National Guard, Capitol fence Overnight Defense: New Senate Armed Services chairman talks Pentagon policy nominee, Afghanistan, more | Biden reads report on Khashoggi killing | Austin stresses vaccine safety in new video 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 WarrenBecerra says he wants to 'build on' ObamaCare when pressed on Medicare for All Yellen deputy Adeyemo on track for quick confirmation Menendez reintroduces corporate diversity bill MORE (D-Mass.) finished third, with 11 percent of the vote.


Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegSenate confirms Vilsack as Agriculture secretary Biden to detail 'roadmap' for partnership with Canada in meeting with Trudeau Biden's infrastructure plan needs input from cities and regions MORE (D) and billionaire philanthropist Tom SteyerTom SteyerGOP targets ballot initiatives after progressive wins On The Trail: The political losers of 2020 Biden Cabinet picks largely unify Democrats — so far MORE are tied in fourth, at 8 percent each. They’re trailed by Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharFBI, DHS and Pentagon officials to testify on Capitol riot Five big takeaways on the Capitol security hearings Top cops deflect blame over Capitol attack MORE (D-Minn.) and tech entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangNYC's largest union endorses Maya Wiley in mayoral race Five things to watch in the New York City mayoral race Yang hits donation requirements to get city funds in NYC mayor's race 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.