Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren in statistical tie in national poll


​Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren are in a statistical dead heat in a national poll of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, with ​Sen. Bernie Sanders coming in third, according to a poll released Wednesday.

​Asked if the Democratic presidential primary were being held today, 21 percent of voters picked Biden as their candidate, 20 percent selected Warren and 16 percent chose ​Sanders, The Economist/YouGov poll shows.

California Sen. Kamala Harris finished fourth with 8 percent.

The poll has a plus/minus margin of error of 2.6 percentage points.

Following Harris were former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke and Mayor Pete Buttigieg tied with 5 percent, Sen. Cory Booker and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard even at 2 percent and the remainder either hitting 1 percent or less.

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Biden’s support is strongest among blacks — 38 percent — and among voters aged 65 and older — 27 percent — and women — 25 percent.

Warren’s main backers are white voters — 25 percent — people 18-29 — 22 percent — and males — 20 percent.

Nineteen percent of female voters opt for Warren, as well.

Sanders’ highest level of support comes from the 18-29 age group — with 23 percent.

The poll was conducted between Aug. 10-13 and surveyed 1,500 people.


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