Buttigieg, Sanders gain while Biden slides in national poll following Iowa caucuses

Buttigieg, Sanders gain while Biden slides in national poll following Iowa caucuses
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Morning Consult's latest national poll shows that former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenWinners and losers from the South Carolina debate Five takeaways from the Democratic debate Sanders most searched, most tweeted about candidate during Democratic debate MORE has fallen in the polls since the Iowa caucuses, while former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegWinners and losers from the South Carolina debate Five takeaways from the Democratic debate Sanders most searched, most tweeted about candidate during Democratic debate MORE and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWinners and losers from the South Carolina debate Five takeaways from the Democratic debate Sanders most searched, most tweeted about candidate during Democratic debate MORE (I-Vt.) have experienced a bump in their poll numbers.

Morning Consult surveyed about 2,500 Democratic primary voters each day from Feb. 3 to 5 and asked them who they would vote for if their state's primary was that day.

Over the three-day period, Biden went from 29 percent of the vote to 24 percent. Buttigieg rose from 7 percent to 12 percent, and Sanders rose from 22 percent to 25 percent.

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Sanders's 1-point lead is within the poll's margin of error of 2 percentage points.

Regardless of the multitude of problems surrounding the results of Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses, Biden's standing was far from ideal. With 97 percent of precincts reported, Biden is fourth with a state delegate equivalent of 15.8 percent.

Meanwhile, Buttigieg surged to a virtual tie with Sanders at 26.2 percent and 26.1 percent, respectively. Meanwhile, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWinners and losers from the South Carolina debate Five takeaways from the Democratic debate Sanders most searched, most tweeted about candidate during Democratic debate MORE (D-Mass.) is in third, with 18.2 percent.

Sanders leads the popular vote, according to the results, getting 26.5 percent compared to Buttigieg's 25 percent. That translates into a difference of about 2,500 votes.

The next Democratic primary is Tuesday in New Hampshire.