Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) who has been steadily climbing up the polls in the 2020 Democratic primary field, has pushed former Vice President Joe Biden off of his perch, according to the findings of a new national survey.
A poll released on Wednesday by Quinnipiac University showed that 27% of Democrats or Democratic-leaning voters said that they would vote for Warren if the Democratic primary were being held right now. Biden got 25% of the vote.
Of course, these figures are still within the poll’s margin of error, however, as Quinnipiac noted in its release. Still, this is the first time since Quinnipiac began polling this particular question in March that a candidate other than Biden has taken the numerical lead.
And while Warren has seemingly picked up support, Biden has been sliding down in the polls.
In August’s national poll, Biden had racked up a whopping 32% of votes, while Warren sealed only 19%.
The other candidates have trailed behind making no considerable gains.
In September’s poll, the top five was rounded out by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) with 16%, South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 7%, and Kamala Harris at 3%.
Last month, Sanders had 15%, while Harris was fourth with 7% and Buttigieg trailing with 5%.
No other candidates got above 2%.
“After trailing Biden by double digits since March in the race for the Democratic nomination, Warren catches Biden,” Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Tim Malloy said in a release. “We now have a race with two candidates at the top of the field, and they’re leaving the rest of the pack behind.”