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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 WarrenCan Biden find a third way between Trumpism and Obama-era globalism? Left seeks to influence Biden picks while signaling unity Schwarzenegger says he would 'absolutely' help Biden administration MORE (D-Mass.) is closing in on top White House contender former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenAppeals court OKs White House diverting military funding to border wall construction Federal student loan payment suspension extended another month Pentagon: Tentative meeting between spy agencies, Biden transition set for early next week 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 SandersOn The Money: Unemployment gains lower than expected | Jobs report lights fire under coronavirus relief talks Sanders says he can't support bipartisan COVID-19 relief proposal in its current form Progressives push for direct payments to be included in COVID-19 relief deal 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 InsleeWashington county warns of at least 17 positive tests after 300-person wedding The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by UAE - US records 1 million COVID-19 cases in a week; governors crack down Washington state issues sweeping restrictions to combat coronavirus surge 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.