Sanders leads Biden in latest Nevada poll

A poll released Friday showed Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders: Reinstating SALT deduction 'sends a terrible, terrible message' Democrats hit crucial stretch as filibuster fight looms GOP is consumed by Trump conspiracy theories MORE (I-Vt.) leading Democratic presidential contenders in Nevada with just over a week to go before its caucuses. 

The poll, conducted by WPA Intelligence for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and AARP Nevada, showed 25 percent of likely caucusgoers supporting Sanders, followed by former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSanders: Reinstating SALT deduction 'sends a terrible, terrible message' GOP braces for wild week with momentous vote Shining a light on COINTELPRO's dangerous legacy MORE at 18 percent.

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren says she'll run for reelection to Senate Free Speech Inc.: The Democratic Party finds a new but shaky faith in corporate free speech Debate over ICBMs: Will 'defund our defenses' be next? MORE (D-Mass.) placed third at 13 percent, and she was trailed by businessman Tom SteyerTom SteyerTop 12 political donors accounted for almost 1 of every 13 dollars raised since 2009: study California Democrats weigh their recall options Why we should be leery of companies entering political fray MORE at 11 percent. Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharDemocrats hit crucial stretch as filibuster fight looms Strengthen CBP regulations to reduce opioid deaths Why isn't Washington defending American companies from foreign assaults? MORE (Minn.) and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete Buttigieg'Funky Academic:' Public has been 'groomed to measure progress by firsts' Biden administration in talks with LA Mayor Eric Garcetti for India ambassador post: reports Business groups target moderate Democrats on Biden tax plans MORE tied at 10 percent each.


Candidates must reach at least 15 percent support to obtain delegates from Nevada.

Sanders virtually tied Buttigieg in the Iowa caucuses earlier this month, although results have not yet been made official as the state's Democrats conduct a partial recanvass.

The Vermont senator narrowly beat Buttigieg in New Hampshire. 

The poll also showed Sanders and Warren with the highest favorable rating at 71 percent each, followed by Biden at 68 percent, Steyer at 64 percent, Klobuchar at 62 percent and Buttigieg last with 59 percent. 

The Nevada caucuses are considered the first test of how candidates will fare when facing a more diverse electorate. The race and ethnicity breakdown of the poll was 58 percent white, 20 percent Latino, 13 percent African American and 3 percent Asian American.

Sanders has widened his coalition from his failed 2016 run and has a strong operation in Nevada, with more than 200 staff and more than 1,000 volunteers. 

The telephone poll surveyed 413 likely caucusgoers from Tuesday through Thursday and has a margin of error of 4.8 percentage points.