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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., the former Vice-President Joe Biden stormed ahead in a new poll of likely Iowa Democratic caucus-goers released on Saturday evening, with sen Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg slipping into a distant third and fourth, respectively.
The des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom poll showed Warren to be the first choice of 22 percent of the voters surveyed, while Biden, the first choice was 20 percent of the voters. By comparison with the Register poll in June, Biden leading showed with 24 percent support, nine percentage points clear of Warren and eight-point advantage over Sanders.
J. Ann Selzer, President of the pollster, Selzer & co., said the Register, the survey is the first major shakeup” of the Iowa represented “race, because “It is the first time we had Biden, someone other than Joe at the top of the leaderboard.”
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Sanders was in third place with 11 percent support, a five percentage points drop from the Register the June survey. No other candidate broke 10 percent of the first choice vote, with Buttigieg scored nine per cent. This is also a five percentage points drop from June.
Warren also had the highest percentage of poll respondents (20 per cent), said that she was your second choice in the February caucus. In contrast, Biden and Sanders each received 10 percent of the second choice votes. Warren also had this to say, the highest favorability rating of the candidates, with 75 percent of respondents had a very or mostly favorable view of her, compared to 66 percent for Biden and 58 percent for Sanders
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Sr., Kamala Harris, D-Calif., rounding out the top five is to say, with six percent of the voters, it was their first choice. Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Cory Booker, D-NJ, both received three percent. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, and former Congressman Beto O’rourke, entrepreneur Andrew Yang and hedge Fund manager Tom Steyer each received three percent.
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The polling shakeup can’t be done, as 63 percent of respondents said they could still be convinced to support various candidates. Harris, Buttigieg and Booker could still benefit from late deciders, as 39 percent, 37 percent and 35 percent of the survey respondents said they were still active and under consideration of the respective candidate.
The survey came from a sample size of 602 likely Democratic caucusgoers, with a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points. It was conducted from Sept. 14-18.
The last Fox News poll of Democratic primary voters nationwide, Biden showed a 29 percent approval, down six percentage points from its peak in may. Sanders was on the second place with 18 percent, eight percentage points more than in the previous month’s poll, while Warren was four points, to 16 percent, down from August.