Poll: Biden holds 7-point lead over Sanders in Pennsylvania

Poll: Biden holds 7-point lead over Sanders in Pennsylvania
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Joe BidenJoe BidenHarris to host virtual Hollywood campaign event co-chaired by Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling Trump plans to accept Republican nomination from White House lawn US seizes four vessels loaded with Iranian fuel MORE leads his closest challenger in the 2020 Democratic presidential field by 7 points in the key battleground state of Pennsylvania, according to a new survey. 

The poll from Franklin & Marshall College shows the former vice president with 22 percent support from Democratic voters. Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersChris Wallace: Trump struggling with attacks on 'shape-shifter' Harris Kamala Harris: The outreach Latinos need Biden and Harris seen as more moderate than Trump and Pence: poll MORE (I-Vt.) follows with 15 percent, and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenChris Wallace: Trump struggling with attacks on 'shape-shifter' Harris Markey riffs on JFK quote in new ad touting progressive bona fides Howard Kurtz: Kamala Harris 'getting walk on water coverage' by media after VP pick MORE (D-Mass.) has 14 percent.

No other Democratic candidate registered double-digit support in Pennsylvania.


The survey, released Thursday, shows Biden's lead over his competitors diminishing in recent months. Biden held a 16-point lead in July, pollsters noted, and led by 8 percent in October.  

Warren currently tops the list of voters' preferred second choices at 26 percent, with Sanders coming behind her at 18 percent.

The survey also shows that roughly 3 in 4 supporters of Sanders and Warren identify themselves as liberals, contrasted by just 4 in 10 Biden supporters. 

The survey of 628 registered Pennsylvania voters, including 292 Democrats, 251 Republicans and 85 independents, was conducted from Jan. 20 to 26 with a margin of error of 6.2 percentage points.