A new Quinnipiac University national poll released on Tuesday shows Former Vice President Joe Biden taking the lead once more in the Democratic primary race, even as Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s support plummets by half of what it was the previous month.
As the poll notes, Biden isn’t the only one receiving renewed support, with South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg also gaining more ground, landing firmly in 2nd place in the polls, ahead of Warren and even Sen. Bernie Sanders.
The new poll shows Biden securing 24% of the vote among Democratic voters and left-leaning Independents, while Buttigieg earned 16%. Warren follows up in third place with 14%, while Sanders, with 13%, rounded out the top candidates receiving double-digit support.
An Oct. 24 poll by Quinnipiac had Warren leading with 28%, Biden trailing behind with 21%, and Sanders and Buttigieg following up with 15% and 10% respectively.
“Biden is back on top of the pack but now there is a 3-way race for second. Buttigieg has broken into the top tier, apparently at the expense of Warren, who has taken a dive after being hammered for being too far left on health care and other issues,” Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Tim Malloy said in the release.
The other candidates trail far behind in the polling, with Sens. Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg – who just entered the race – all receiving just 3% of the vote.
Meanwhile, Sens. Cory Booker and Michael Bennet, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro and businessman Andrew Yang all receive 2% of the vote.