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 BidenBiden looks to shore up lead in S.C. Hillicon Valley: Dems cancel surveillance vote after pushback to amendments | Facebook to ban certain coronavirus ads | Lawmakers grill online ticketing execs | Hacker accessed facial recognition company's database Vulnerable Democrats brace for Sanders atop ticket MORE and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDNC warns campaigns about cybersecurity after attempted scam Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Trump taps Pence to lead coronavirus response | Trump accuses Pelosi of trying to create panic | CDC confirms case of 'unknown' origin | Schumer wants .5 billion in emergency funds Biden looks to shore up lead in S.C. 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 Ann WarrenBiden looks to shore up lead in S.C. Hillicon Valley: Dems cancel surveillance vote after pushback to amendments | Facebook to ban certain coronavirus ads | Lawmakers grill online ticketing execs | Hacker accessed facial recognition company's database Push for national popular vote movement gets boost from conservatives 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 Rubens BloombergGiuliani: Bloomberg 'jeopardized' stop and frisk by 'overusing it' Bloomberg calls on Trump to implement firearm background checks The Hill's Campaign Report: Gloves off in South Carolina MORE and Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharBiden looks to shore up lead in S.C. The Hill's Campaign Report: Gloves off in South Carolina Lawmakers grill Ticketmaster, StubHub execs over online ticketing MORE (D-Minn.) both leapfrogged ahead of Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegBiden looks to shore up lead in S.C. Vulnerable Democrats brace for Sanders atop ticket The Hill's Campaign Report: Gloves off in South Carolina 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 Yang6 ways the primary fight is toughening up Democrats for the fall general election The Hill's Morning Report - Sanders steamrolls to South Carolina primary, Super Tuesday Yang calls on someone to 'pull an Andrew Yang' and bow out of 2020 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 John TrumpTrump passes Pence a dangerous buck Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Trump taps Pence to lead coronavirus response | Trump accuses Pelosi of trying to create panic | CDC confirms case of 'unknown' origin | Schumer wants .5 billion in emergency funds Trump nods at reputation as germaphobe during coronavirus briefing: 'I try to bail out as much as possible' after sneezes 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.