Warren edges past Sanders in poll of climate-focused voters

Warren edges past Sanders in poll of climate-focused voters
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Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenDemocrats worry they don't have right candidate to beat Trump Overnight Energy: BLM staff face choice of relocation or resignation as agency moves | Trump says he's 'very much into climate' | EPA rule would expand limits on scientific studies Krystal Ball credits Gabbard's upswing in 2020 race to 'feckless' Democratic establishment MORE (D-Mass.) has edged past her main 2020 progressive rival Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDemocrats worry they don't have right candidate to beat Trump Overnight Health Care: Top health official defends contract payments to Trump allies | Vaping advocates confident Trump will turn from flavor ban | Sanders gets endorsement from nurses union Krystal Ball credits Gabbard's upswing in 2020 race to 'feckless' Democratic establishment MORE (I-Vt.) and is behind only former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenDemocrats worry they don't have right candidate to beat Trump Trump threatening to fire Mulvaney: report Giuliani pens op-ed slamming 'unprecedented' impeachment inquiry MORE in a new poll of climate-focused voters.

For voters who say a candidate's climate plan is “very important” in their choice, Biden is supported by 30 percent, followed by Warren at 20 percent and Sanders at 16 percent, according to the Morning Consult poll conducted for the Sierra Club.

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisOutsider candidates outpoll insider candidates Poll: Buttigieg leads Democratic field in Iowa Press: Another billionaire need not apply MORE (D-Calif.) follows at 13 percent support among climate-minded voters — a 7-point increased from the June survey — while South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegDemocrats worry they don't have right candidate to beat Trump Saagar Enjeti rips Buttigieg for praising Obama after misquote Krystal Ball credits Gabbard's upswing in 2020 race to 'feckless' Democratic establishment MORE (D) is at 5 percent and every other candidate is at 2 percent or less.

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Washington Gov. Jay InsleeJay Robert InsleeO'Rourke ends presidential bid Sunrise Movement organizer: Sanders, Warren boast strongest climate change plans Overnight Energy: Farmers say EPA reneged on ethanol deal | EPA scrubs senators' quotes from controversial ethanol announcement | Perry unsure if he'll comply with subpoena | John Kerry criticizes lack of climate talk at debate MORE, the Democratic candidate who has staked his platform largely on climate action, garnered less than 1 percent support in either poll.

The poll shows Warren gaining a lead over Sanders among voters who care deeply about the issue of climate change. The last poll in late June showed Sanders with a 4-point lead over Warren. Biden has also dropped 7 points in the latest poll.

The change in ranking in the poll for Warren and Sanders come as the two senators battle for support among progressive voters. Both candidates will also appear on the same debate stage next week in Detroit for the second round of Democratic debates.

Climate change is becoming an increasingly important issue for Democratic voters, with polls showing the issue ranking next to health care and the economy.

The survey of 1,500 Democratic primary voters, including 843 climate-focused voters, was conducted online July 18-24 and has an overall margin of error of 3 points.