Poll: Warren closing in on Biden's lead with climate-focused voters

Poll: Warren closing in on Biden's lead with climate-focused voters
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenPoll: Sanders leads Biden by 9 points in Iowa Poll: Biden leads in Iowa ahead of caucuses The Memo: Impeachment dominates final Iowa sprint MORE (D-Mass.) is closing in on top White House contender former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump denies telling Bolton Ukraine aid was tied to investigations Former senior Senate GOP aide says Republicans should call witnesses Title, release date revealed for Bolton memoir MORE with climate-focused voters, a new poll shows.

The latest polling from the Sierra Club and Morning Consult shows Biden receiving 31 percent of the vote among voters who consider climate issues “very important” while Warren gained 25 percent of the vote.

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Warren's numbers represent a 4-point increase from the same poll in August, picking up 3 points on Biden who went up 1 percent in that same time frame.

The numbers show a steady climb for Warren on the issue after polling at 15 percent in the same poll in June. Biden was at 37 percent in that poll.

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersPoll: Sanders leads Biden by 9 points in Iowa Poll: Biden leads in Iowa ahead of caucuses The Memo: Impeachment dominates final Iowa sprint MORE (I-Vt.), whose ambitious plan has been the most highly ranked by some environmental groups, finished third in the new survey with 19 percent.

Warren’s climate plan has become more robust since the last round of polling.

In September she announced she would adopt the plan proposed by “climate candidate” Gov. Jay InsleeJay Robert InsleeBloomberg, Steyer focus on climate change in effort to stand out Our government and public institutions must protect us against the unvaccinated Key moments in the 2020 Democratic presidential race so far MORE (D-Wash.) who had recently dropped out of the race. Those policies were added to her existing plans for public lands and green manufacturing. 

The poll was conducted with 1,500 Democratic voters in the last week of September, including 936 “climate voters.” The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.