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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 BidenIntercept bureau chief: minimum wage was not 'high priority' for Biden in COVID-19 relief South Carolina Senate adds firing squad as alternative execution method Obama alum Seth Harris to serve as Biden labor adviser: report MORE and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersIntercept bureau chief: minimum wage was not 'high priority' for Biden in COVID-19 relief Murkowski never told White House she would oppose Tanden Tanden withdraws nomination as Biden budget chief 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 WarrenOvernight Health Care: Biden says US will have enough vaccine for all adults by end of May | Biden calls on all states to vaccinate teachers by the end of March | Texas, Mississippi lift mask mandates Biden picks for financial agencies offer preview of regulatory agenda Becerra tells Warren he will do 'thorough review' of executive actions on drug prices 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 Bloomberg'Lucky': How Warren took down Bloomberg Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson vs. Donald Trump: A serious comparison On The Trail: The political perils of Snowmageddon MORE and Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharBill introduced to create RBG monument on Capitol Hill Lawmakers offer gun control bill to end 'boyfriend loophole' Juan Williams: Hypocrisy runs riot in GOP MORE (D-Minn.) both leapfrogged ahead of Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegHarris pushes for support for cities in coronavirus relief package Exclusive: How Obama went to bat for Warren The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden vs. Trump, part II 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 YangDozens of famous men support ,400 monthly payments for mothers for 'unpaid labor at home' Yang intervenes after man threatened with metal pole on Staten Island Ferry NYC's largest union endorses Maya Wiley in mayoral race 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 TrumpSouth Carolina Senate adds firing squad as alternative execution method Ex-Trump aide Pierson won't run for Dallas-area House seat House Oversight panel reissues subpoena for Trump's accounting firm 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.