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Biden just 1 point ahead of Warren in new weekly tracking poll

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThomas Piketty says pandemic is opportunity to address income inequality The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation Disney laying off 32,000 workers as coronavirus batters theme parks MORE (D-Mass.) is trailing former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  New DOJ rule could allow executions by electrocution, firing squad MORE by just 1 point in a new Economist–YouGov weekly tracking poll.

Biden sits at 21 percent support in the survey, while Warren is close behind at 20 percent. The next candidate is Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersIn defense of incrementalism: A call for radical realism Thomas Piketty says pandemic is opportunity to address income inequality Trump will soon be out of office — but polarization isn't going anywhere MORE (I-Vt.) at 16 percent support among voters. 

The survey comes as Warren continues to outpace Sanders, the other progressive in the race, and move closer to Biden in other polls. 

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Biden, by and large, remains the front-runner in most surveys, but Warren's rise in the polls comes with the Vermont senator falling from second to third place. 

A Monmouth University poll of Iowa caucusgoers released on Sunday showed Warren at 19 percent support, while Sanders sat at 9 percent support. Biden still led the pack at 28 percent in that survey. 

Sanders's campaign has rejected the notion that he is losing ground to Warren, arguing that it is a misleading narrative created by the news media. 

“We’re sort of in the phase called the ‘Bernie write-off,’” senior adviser Jeff Weaver told reporters in a call on Monday. “There seems to be a direct correlation between the media coverage of the polls and Bernie Sanders’s standing in those polls.”

“Polls are one thing, but the energy that is on the ground is most important,” Nina Turner, one of the co-chairs of Sanders’s campaign, said.

The Economist–YouGov poll was conducted Aug. 10-13 among 1,500 adult U.S. citizens. The margin of error is plus or minus 2.6 percentage points.