Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass) steady momentum continues, with the latest Economist/YouGov poll showing her pulling ahead of Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont) by a slight, but notable margin.
According to the poll, which surveyed 1500 U.S. adults between June 9 and June 11, the breakdown is as follows:
Elizabeth Warren: 17%
Bernie Sanders: 16%
Elizabeth Warren: 18%
Bernie Sanders: 24%
Elizabeth Warren: 11%
Bernie Sanders: 14%
Elizabeth Warren: 30%
Bernie Sanders: 33%
Additionally, a Monmouth University poll in the key early state of Nevada shows Warren in second place, Politico reports. And a new Quinnipiac national poll released Tuesday showed former VP and 2020 presidential contender Joe Biden “still leading the large Democratic field with 30% support among Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents, and Sanders and Warren as the only other candidates with double-digits support — 19% and 15%, respectively,” CNN reports.
While these numbers shouldn’t be over-interpreted at this stage, they do align with an increase in (social) media buzz around the Massachusetts senator. Warren’s no-frills, policy roll-out has made voters sit up and pay attention, with “I’ve got a plan for that” possibly being the smartest, potentially hashtag-able campaign response to come out of this political scrimmage, thus far.
But Sanders has big plans of his own, and with a political movement behind him that disrupted the status-quo during the 2016 election cycle, and rightfully pushed Democrats left, he can’t be counted out.
Time—and a little appointment TV—will tell. The first of 12 2020 Democratic primary debates of this cycle is scheduled to take place on June 26 and June 27 in Miami, Florida.