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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 BidenWoman accused of trying to sell Pelosi laptop to Russians arrested Trump gets lowest job approval rating in final days as president Trump moves to lift coronavirus travel restrictions on Europe, Brazil MORE has fallen in the polls since the Iowa caucuses, while former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Senate majority offers Biden new avenues on Trump environmental rollbacks | Democrats eye action on range of climate bills | Biden pushing to cancel Keystone XL pipeline as soon as he takes office: reports Biden rolls out group of deputy secretary nominees On The Money: Retail sales drop in latest sign of weakening economy | Fast-food workers strike for minimum wage | US officials raise concerns over Mexico's handling of energy permits MORE and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden pushing to cancel Keystone XL pipeline as soon as he takes office: reports Biden tax-hike proposals face bumpy road ahead Senate Democrats leery of nixing filibuster 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 WarrenBiden's minimum wage push faces uphill battle with GOP What to watch for in Biden Defense pick's confirmation hearing Biden selects Gensler for SEC chair, Rohit Chopra to lead CFPB 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.