A new poll shows 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 holding a slim lead over 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.) in the Democratic presidential primary, while Warren edges out 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.) for the second place spot.
Twenty-four percent of primary voters said Biden is their top choice, a 2-point uptick from last week’s poll, according to an Economist-YouGov poll released Wednesday. It places him just 4 points ahead of his closest competitor, Warren, who has 20 percent support.
ADVERTISEMENTWarren’s support increased 3 points from last week’s poll, giving her an edge over Sanders, who saw a decrease in support, based on the poll.
Sanders’s support slid 5 points, from 19 percent to 14 percent.
Warren is also the only candidate that a majority of voters, 53 percent, said they’re “considering voting for.” It could help give her a boost in the race, as 12 percent of voters said they’re still “not sure” who their top choice is, based on the poll.
Comparatively, 47 percent of voters said they would consider voting for Biden, 41 percent said they’d consider voting for Sanders, 35 percent said Harris and just 28 percent said 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).
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’s (D-Calif.) support as a first-choice candidate remained stagnant at 8 percent, and Buttigieg saw a 2-point decrease, from 7 percent to 5 percent.
Biden’s lead over Warren and Sanders is larger in other national polls. A RealClearPolitics average of polling has Biden at 28.9 percent support, with Sanders and Warren neck and neck at 17.1 percent and 16.5 percent, respectively.
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The poll surveyed 1,500 people, including 1,093 registered voters, from Aug. 24 to 27. There is a margin of error of 2.6 percentage points overall, and 3.1 percentage points for registered voters.