Support for Biden, Sanders ticks up nationally: poll

Support for Biden, Sanders ticks up nationally: poll
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Support for both former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHouse clears bill to provide veterans with cost-of-living adjustment On The Money — Dems dare GOP to vote for shutdown, default To reduce poverty, stop burdening the poor: What Joe Manchin gets wrong about the child tax credit MORE and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersPelosi says House members would not vote on spending bill topline higher than Senate's Groups push lawmakers to use defense bill to end support for Saudis in Yemen civil war Congress must address the looming debt crisis MORE (I-Vt.) ticked up since the last Democratic presidential primary debate, leaving Biden in the lead with Sanders closely trailing, according to a new poll. 

Biden maintained his top spot in the primary with 26 percent support among Democratic voters and independent voters who lean Democratic, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday. 

Sanders trailed him by 5 points, at 21 percent, based on the national poll. 

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Biden’s support ticked up 1 point and Sanders increased 2 points since a Jan. 13 poll, which was before the most recent debate in Iowa. 

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenDemocrats confront 'Rubik's cube on steroids' The Trojan Horse of protectionism Federal Reserve officials' stock trading sparks ethics review MORE (D-Mass.) remained in third place, at 15 percent. Her support decreased by 1 point since the last debate. 

Former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergWithout drastic changes, Democrats are on track to lose big in 2022 Bidens, former presidents mark 9/11 anniversary The tragedy of 9/11 — an inflection point in American history MORE and Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharThis week: Democrats face mounting headaches Klobuchar: 'It is evil to make it deliberately hard for people to vote' Democrats push to shield election workers from violent threats   MORE (D-Minn.) both leapfrogged ahead of Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegOn The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — Pelosi plows full speed ahead on jam-packed agenda Blumenthal calls on Buttigieg to investigate American Airlines-JetBlue partnership LGBT film festival to premiere documentary about Pete Buttigieg MORE, at 8 percent and 7 percent, respectively as the former South Bend, Ind., mayor slipped from 8 percent to 6 percent.

Tech entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangAndrew Yang planning to launch third party: report Poll: 73 percent of Democratic voters would consider voting for Biden in the 2024 primary Kings launch voting rights effort honoring John Lewis MORE registered at 3 percent while no other candidate topped 2 percent in the poll. 

The Quinnipiac results were released less than a week before the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses. 

Several of the top candidates are tied up in Washington, D.C., as President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump takes shot at new GOP candidate in Ohio over Cleveland nickname GOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 On The Money — Dems dare GOP to vote for shutdown, default MORE’s Senate impeachment trial presses on, while others are hammering the campaign trail across Iowa before the crucial Feb. 3 vote. 

The poll surveyed 827 Democratic voters and independent voters who lean Democratic. It was conducted between Jan. 22-27. There is a margin of error of 3.4 percentage points.