JUST IN: Elizabeth Warren Surges to Statistical Tie With Joe Biden in New National Poll
Results of a new poll show Sen. Elizabeth Warren surging into a statistical tie with former Vice President Joe Biden.
The poll, conducted by YouGov for The Economist, shows Biden earning 21% support compared to Warren’s 20%, well within the margin of error. Sen. Bernie Sanders is in third place with 16%, Sen. Kamala Harris in fourth with 8%, and Beto O’Rourke and Mayor Pete Buttigieg sharing the fifth spot with 5% of support.
The results, tweeted by Political Polls:
National Democratic Primary:
Biden 21 (-1 in a week)
Warren 20 (+4)
Sanders 16 (+3)
Harris 8 (-)
O’Rourke 5 (+3)
Buttigieg 5 (-3)
Booker 2 (+1)
Gabbard 2 (-1)
Yang 1@TheEconomist /@YouGov https://t.co/WbnJkHHkG7
— Political Polls (@PpollingNumbers) August 14, 2019
National polls give a broad indication of the shared sentiment across states, but as cable news viewers will likely hear repeatedly in the next day or so: they are less important at this stage than specific swing state polls. Nonetheless this is a very positive development for the Warren campaign — and cause for serious concern for the Biden team.
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