Poll: Warren closes in on Biden's lead

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.) has closed in on former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE’s lead in the Democratic presidential primary as the two top-tier candidates pull ahead of the rest of the field, according to a new poll. 

Biden and Warren are both the first-choice candidate of 25 percent of Democratic voters, based on an Economist-YouGov poll released Wednesday. 

Biden had been at 25 percent in last week’s poll, but it’s a 6-point jump for Warren, who was at 19 percent last week.


Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.) trails the leading Democrats by 9 points, at 16 percent. It’s a 1-point drop for Sanders, based on the weekly poll tracker. 

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegScaled-back Pride Month poses challenges for fundraising, outreach Biden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 It’s as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE (D) and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisRand Paul introduces bill to end no-knock warrants The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook McEnany says Juneteenth is a very ‘meaningful’ day to Trump MORE (D-Calif.) round out the top of the field at 7 percent and 6 percent, respectively. 

No other candidate polled above 2 percent. 

Warren’s support is also more evenly distributed between Americans of different ages, while Biden’s support is largest among older voters and Sanders is most popular with younger Democrats, based on the poll.  

The poll found Warren has 24 percent support among voters 18 to 29 and 31 percent from voters 65 and older. Biden has just 9 percent of support from voters 18 to 29, and Sanders has just 5 percent of voters 65 and older. 

Biden maintains the largest support from black voters, though, at 34 percent, based on the poll. 

The poll was conducted from Sept. 22 to 24. It surveyed 1,500 people and 1,198 registered voters. There is a margin of error of 2.8 percentage points and 2.9 percentage points for registered voters.

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