- Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has surged ahead of the pack in a new Iowa poll, even surpassing former Vice President Joe Biden.
- The new CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll of likely Iowa caucusgoers shows Warren with 22% of the caucusgoers’ support, whereas Biden has just 20%.
- Warren is also gaining ground – her numbers have surged ahead by seven percentage points since June, while Biden’s have dipped by three.
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has been gaining ground in the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination and has even surpassed former Vice President Joe Biden, a new CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll of likely Iowa caucusgoers shows.
Warren has jumped to 22%, while Biden is polling at 20%, the poll shows. The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.0 percentage points.
Strikingly, Warren’s poll numbers have surged by seven percentage points since June, while Biden’s have dipped by three percentage points.
The next-highest polling Democrats are Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont at 11% and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 9%.
Sen. Kamala Harris of California has the backing of 6% of the likely caucusgoers, while both Sens. Cory Booker and Amy Klobuchar have the support of 3%.
The businessman Andrew Yang, investor Tom Steyer, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke are each at 2%.
The poll also surveyed favorability ratings, which showed another surge for Warren – a whopping 75% now have a favourable view of her.
The poll showed that Warren’s supporters are generally more enthusiastic than Biden’s, with 32% of her supporters being “extremely enthusiastic” and just 22% for Biden.
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