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PoliticsPoll: Biden support sinks, Harris moves up to third place after Democratic debate

23:40  30 june  2019
23:40  30 june  2019 Source:   thehill.com

Poll: Biden leads Democratic field by 6 points, Warren in second place

Poll: Biden leads Democratic field by 6 points, Warren in second place Former Vice President Joe Biden remains a top choice in the 2020 presidential primary among Democratic voters, but top tier candidates are narrowing his lead according to a new poll. Biden maintains a 6 point advantage, with 24 percent of Democrats surveyed saying they would vote for him if the primary were held today, according to an Economist/YouGov poll. The web-based poll was conducted between June 22 and June 25, and included 1,500 U.S. adults. There is a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percent. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is close behind Biden, with 18 percent of the vote. Warren now polls 3 points ahead of fellow progressive candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.

Poll: Biden support sinks, Harris moves up to third place after Democratic debate© Getty Images Poll: Biden support sinks, Harris moves up to third place after Democratic debate

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) surged into third place among 2020 Democratic presidential candidates following what many considered a standout debate performance on Thursday, according to a new Morning Consult poll.

The survey, which was released on Saturday, found that 12 percent of potential Democratic primary voters chose Harris, who made headlines for confronting former Vice President Joe Biden about his past views on busing, as their favored presidential nominee. The figure represents a 6 percentage point surge from an identical poll released last week.

Harris confronts Biden on race during Democratic debate

Harris confronts Biden on race during Democratic debate Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris confronted former Vice President Joe Biden over comments he made about working with pro-segregationists when he was in the U.S. Senate, telling him his comments were personal and hurtful. "I do not believe you are a racist. And I agree with you when you commit yourself to the importance of finding common ground," Harris said in a dramatic exchange during the second Democratic debate.

Harris still trails Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Biden by solid margins. But Morning Consult noted that Harris' surge came at the expense of Biden, who saw his support drop by five points from last week.

Thirty-three percent of respondents picked Biden as their top choice. Meanwhile, 19 percent of respondents said Sanders was their preferred choice.

Twelve percent of possible Democratic primary voters said they'd choose Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) as the party's presidential nominee. It was a decrease of 1 point and good enough to place her in a tie for third with Harris.

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg appeared ahead of Harris in the previous Morning Consult poll, with 7 percent of respondents saying they'd vote for him. He received 6 percent of the support to sit in fourth place in the most recent survey.

Biden sees support from Democrats slip 10 points after debate

Biden sees support from Democrats slip 10 points after debate The percentage of Democrats who say they would vote for former Vice President Joe Biden if the presidential race were held tomorrow slipped by 10 points after the first primary debate.According to a Morning Consult/FiveThirtyEight poll of likely Democratic voters released on Friday, 41.5 percent said before the debates they would vote for Biden tomorrow, but 31.5 percent said the same thing after Thursday night's debate.The apparent decline in

Harris's rise comes on the heels of a commanding performance on the second night of the first 2020 presidential debates. At one point, the California senator engaged in a contentious back-and-forth with Biden after she criticized his opposition to busing to desegregate schools.

"There was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools and she was bused to school every day," Harris said to Biden. "That little girl was me."

Biden called Harris's criticism a "mischaracterization" of his views, saying that his issue was with the Department of Education administering busing policies.

The Morning Consult post-debate poll was conducted between June 27 and June 28 among a 2,407 registered voters who said they were considering voting in a Democratic primary or caucus in their state. It has a margin of error of 2 points.

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Graham says Harris will 'be a force to be reckoned with".
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sen. Kamala Harris will be "a force to be reckoned with" following her performance in the first Democratic debate this week. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); "She's got game. She is very talented. She's very smart, and she'll be a force to be reckoned with," Graham said according to a video posted online Saturday by CBS's Face the Nation.

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