New Poll Puts Warren Ahead Of Biden Going Into Presidential Primary Debate
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A new poll is showing Elizabeth Warren as the Democratic frontrunner going into Tuesday night’s presidential primary debate. The results of the Quinnipiac University poll comes just days after a Real Clear Politics poll put the Massachusetts senator ahead of the group and claiming the top spot. 

According to the newest survey, Warren now leads the crowded field of hopefuls with 30 percent of the vote. Joe Biden comes in a close second with 27 percent. Senator Bernie Sanders, who recently took time off from his campaign following a heart attack, rounds out the top three with 11 percent of the vote. South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and California Senator Kamala Harris come in fourth and fifth, respectively.

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“For Senator Warren, the third straight time essentially tied at the top is the charm,” said Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Tim Malloy in a press release for the survey. “Her candidacy clearly has staying power going into the debate.” 

Warren also ranked at the top on the question of who voters believe has the best policy ideas. She received 40 percent of that vote while Biden received 16 percent. The two are neck and neck on the question of who would make the best leader. Biden received 32 percent of the vote, while Warren received 28 percent. 

HOUSTON, TEXAS – SEPTEMBER 12: Democratic presidential candidates former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) interact on stage during the Democratic Presidential Debate at Texas Southern University’s Health and PE Center on September 12, 2019 in Houston, Texas. Ten Democratic presidential hopefuls were chosen from the larger field of candidates to participate in the debate hosted by ABC News in partnership with Univision. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Biden also garnered more support than Warren on the question of who could beat out Donald Trump. The former Vice President has a much stronger lead with 48 percent of surveyors saying they have the most confidence in a Biden-Trump matchup. Though Warren’s support in this area has increased significantly over the last month, the new frontrunner receives 21 percent.


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