Biden holds steady in new poll as Warren, Buttigieg gain ground

Joe Biden Doubles Support of Elizabeth Warren Among Democrats, Bernie Sanders Holds 2nd Place: Poll

Joe Biden Doubles Support of Elizabeth Warren Among Democrats, Bernie Sanders Holds 2nd Place: Poll

The New York Times/Sienna College Poll placed Pete Buttigieg, the openly gay mayor of South Bend, Indiana, just a few points behind Senators Elizabeth Warren of MA and Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and placed former Vice President Joe Biden in fourth.

Senator Bernie Sanders, former vice president Joe Biden, Senator Elizabeth Warren and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg are introduced before the Democratic Presidential Debate at Otterbein University on October 15 in Westerville, Ohio.

The poll found Biden with 27 percent support from Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents, unchanged from an early September survey.

- Also in that poll, Sanders was chosen as the candidate most likely to understand "the problems of people like you", with 30 percent picking him in that category.

A Fox News poll released Sunday also shows the same three candidates leading the pack among Democratic voters, with Biden at 31%, Warren at 21% and Sanders at 19%.

- 49 of those polled in both the Fox News poll and NBC/Wall Street Journal poll want Trump impeached and removed from office.

- In the NBC/WSJ poll, only 37 percent of Democratic primary voters say they prefer a candidate who will build on former President Barack Obama's legacy. Four-percent of voters in the poll picked Yang as their preferred candidate, while none of his opponents received above 2%. Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke, who dropped out of the race this week, struggled to gather more than 2 percent of support in the Harvard CAPS/Harris poll.

The new survey of 1,003 adults was conducted between October 27 and October 30, with a margin of error of 5.5 percentage points.

As The New York Times national political correspondent Alex Burns noted of the poll on Friday, Biden's support draws overwhelmingly from older voters.

The Harvard CAPS/Harris survey polled 1,810 registered voters. The results have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4.8 percentage points among the sample of 414 Democratic primary voters.