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 Warren2020 Dems slam Trump decision on West Bank settlements Sanders doubles down on Bolivia 'coup,' few follow suit Overnight Health Care: GOP senator says drug price action unlikely this year | House panel weighs ban on flavored e-cigs | New York sues Juul MORE (D-Mass.) is closing in on top White House contender former Vice President Joe BidenJoe Biden2020 Dems slam Trump decision on West Bank settlements Trump calls latest impeachment hearings 'a great day for Republicans' Overnight Health Care: GOP senator says drug price action unlikely this year | House panel weighs ban on flavored e-cigs | New York sues Juul 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 Sanders2020 Dems slam Trump decision on West Bank settlements Sanders doubles down on Bolivia 'coup,' few follow suit Overnight Health Care: GOP senator says drug price action unlikely this year | House panel weighs ban on flavored e-cigs | New York sues Juul 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 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 (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.