Dear Commons Community,
Senator Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) closed the gap of support between her and former Vice President Joe Biden as the top contender for the presidential nomination in Iowa’s Democratic caucus according to the latest results of a poll in Iowa released last night.
In the Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom poll, Warren was the first-choice candidate with support from 22% of likely Democratic caucus attendees ― up 7 percentage points since the last poll in June. Biden, who has maintained a slight edge over his opponents in other polling, fell 3 percentage points, bringing him to second place with 20% of their support.
According to the Des Moines Register, support for Biden has continued to fall in the Iowa polls since his peak last year.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) fell far behind both Warren and Biden in Saturday’s poll, taking third place at 11% ― down 5 percentage points since June.
All the other Democratic 2020 candidates polled at single-digits. South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.) rounded out the bottom of the top 5 candidates, polling at 9% and 6% respectively.
It should also be mentioned that sixty-three percent of likely caucus goers said in the poll that they hadn’t fully made up their minds yet on their most favored candidates.
Ann Selzer conducted the poll on 602 likely Democratic caucus-goers between Sep. 14 and Sep. 18. The poll has a margin error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
I have minimally posted on this blog about the Democratic candidates mainly because it is too early and and there are too many candidates but this Iowa poll may be a harbinger of a significant change for the Democratic nomination.