Former Vice President Joe Biden is reportedly losing his advantage over other Democratic presidential hopefuls, according to new polling data.
“In a new Economist/YouGov poll Warren sailed passed Bernie Sanders, who usually holds the No. 2 position behind the former vice president, and tied Biden with 26 per cent support,” the DailyMail reported.
“This poll marks one of the only times that Biden has been in jeopardy of losing his front-runner status,” the publication wet on, noting that Sen. Bernie Sanders held the second most virtual votes with 16 percent support and Sen. Kamala Harris and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg tied for third place, each with six percent.
A previous survey taken just weeks ago foretold trouble for the former VP, showing that the Democratic nomination may have been former Vice President Joe Biden’s to lose, as his lead shrinks according to The Hill
The survey from Monmouth University Poll found that the former vice president has dropped below 20 percent support from Democrats.
“The survey showed Biden with support from 19 percent of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters nationally, a double-digit decline from Monmouth’s most recent poll in June when he led the pack with 32 percent,” The Hill reported.
The statistics at the time found that Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) are both at 20 percent support, which essentially makes it a three-way tie for the frontrunners.
Both Sanders and Warren are considered to be the most progressive candidates in the field, while the less aggressively progressive Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) held a distant fourth place in the poll.
South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) were tied for fifth place with four percent of the potential vote.
“Only four other candidates — former tech executive Andrew Yang, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) and bestselling author Marianne Williamson — garnered support form more than 1 percent of respondents in the poll,” The Hill reported.
Written by Savannah Pointer.