Reuters/Ipsos Poll: Warren Rises as Solid Dem Option Behind Biden, Sanders

Support for U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren rose more than that of any other Democratic presidential hopeful over the past month. That is according to the Reuters/Ipsos poll, solidifying her status as a top contender behind Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. The Sept. 9-10 poll found that 11% of Democrats and independents said they would vote for Warren in their state’s nominating contests. That is up 3 percentage points from a similar poll that ran Aug. 1 to 5. Twenty-two percent said they backed Biden, the former vice president who has been the Democratic front-runner since he entered the race this year, and 16% said they would vote for Sanders, a U.S. senator. Biden’s support was unchanged from the previous Reuters/Ipsos poll, while Sanders dropped 2 percentage points. Biden, Sanders and Harris will square off with seven other Democratic candidates on Thursday at a nationally televised debate in Houston. The Democratic contenders are vying for the right to take on Republican President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election.