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 WarrenWarren calls on big banks to follow Capital One in ditching overdraft fees Crypto firm top executives to testify before Congress Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker won't seek reelection MORE (D-Mass.) has edged past her main 2020 progressive rival Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSymone Sanders to leave the White House at the end of the year Briahna Joy Gray says Chris Cuomo will return to CNN following scandal Postal Service expansion into banking services misguided MORE (I-Vt.) and is behind only former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden and Harris host 'family' Hanukkah celebration with more than 150 guests Symone Sanders to leave the White House at the end of the year Overnight Defense & National Security — Senate looks to break defense bill stalemate 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 HarrisSymone Sanders to leave the White House at the end of the year Bidens to attend Kennedy Center Honors following Trumps' absence Trump: McConnell must use debt limit to crush Biden agenda 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 ButtigiegPete ButtigiegFeehery: Why Democrats are now historically unpopular Harris, Buttigieg to promote infrastructure law in Charlotte 'Fox & Friends Weekend' hosts suggest new variant meant to distract from Biden's struggles 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 InsleeVaccine mandates put unions in a bind Equilibrium/Sustainability — Presented by Southern Company — Armadillo army takes over North Carolina town Washington redistricting commission fails, punts maps to Supreme Court 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.