Poll: Biden's lead over Sanders, Bloomberg in NC narrows

Poll: Biden's lead over Sanders, Bloomberg in NC narrows
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination The Memo: Job numbers boost Trump and challenge Biden Chris Wallace: Jobs numbers show 'the political resilience of Donald Trump' MORE’s lead in North Carolina is narrowing as support rises for two of his Democratic presidential primary opponents, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Trump signs order removing environmental reviews for major projects | New Trump air rule will limit future pollution regulations, critics say | DNC climate group calls for larger federal investment on climate than Biden plan Google: Chinese and Iranian hackers targeting Biden, Trump campaigns MORE (I-Vt.) and former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, according to a new poll from the left-leaning firm Public Policy Polling

Biden is still leading the 2020 field in North Carolina at 23 percent, a 2-point drop since a poll released by the firm earlier this month

Sanders closely trails Biden by 3 points in the new poll. The senator’s support increased 4 points to 20 percent. 

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Bloomberg, meanwhile, saw a 3-point uptick, and is in third place in the state with 17 percent support, based on the poll. 

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenTwitter CEO: 'Not true' that removing Trump campaign video was illegal, as president has claimed Biden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination Warren, Pressley introduce bill to make it a crime for police officers to deny medical care to people in custody MORE (D-Mass.) trailed in a more distant fourth place at 11 percent, with former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegScaled-back Pride Month poses challenges for fundraising, outreach Biden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 It's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE behind her at 9 percent. 

Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharTwitter CEO: 'Not true' that removing Trump campaign video was illegal, as president has claimed Biden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination Hillicon Valley: Conspiracy theories run rampant online amid Floyd protests | First lawsuit filed against Trump social media order | Snapchat to no longer promote Trump's account MORE (D-Minn.) registered at 4 percent support in the survey. 

Public Policy Polling interviewed 852 likely Democratic primary voters in North Carolina on Feb. 23 and 24. The survey's margin of error is 3.4 percentage points.

North Carolina's primary is among the Super Tuesday contests on March 3.

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Ahead of Super Tuesday, the candidates, minus Bloomberg, will appear on the South Carolina primary ballot. Bloomberg is skipping the first four states on the primary calendar. 

South Carolina is the first state to cast ballots with a significant African American population, and results there could shake up the standing in the race. 

Sanders is leading the Democratic field heading into the South Carolina primary after victories in Nevada and New Hampshire.