Poll: Biden slips but maintains lead over field

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE holds his advantage over the Democratic primary field but his lead has slipped, according to a poll released Wednesday.

The CNN poll conducted by SSRS found Biden had the support of 24 percent of Democrats and Democrat-leaning independents, a 5 point drop from the same survey in August.


Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.), at 18 percent, and Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.), at 17 percent, were the only two other White House hopefuls to poll in double digits.

Warren’s support grew 4 points since last month’s poll, while Sanders’s grew 2 points. While Sanders’s support has remained relatively steady since May, Warren has moved up 11 points in CNN surveys since then.

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisRand Paul introduces bill to end no-knock warrants The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook McEnany says Juneteenth is a very ‘meaningful’ day to Trump MORE (D-Calif.) registered 8 percent support, South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegScaled-back Pride Month poses challenges for fundraising, outreach Biden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 It’s as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE (D) received 6 percent and former Rep. Beto O’RourkeBeto O’RourkeBiden will help close out Texas Democrats’ virtual convention: report O’Rourke on Texas reopening: ‘Dangerous, dumb and weak’ Parties gear up for battle over Texas state House MORE (D-Texas) polled at 5 percent.

No other candidates cleared 2 percent support. 

The survey’s results line up with the majority of primary polls which have found Biden, Warren and Sanders as the the front-runners for the nomination.

All three will feature on the same debate stage on Thursday.

SSRS surveyed 908 Democrats and Democrat leaning independents who are registered to vote between Sept. 5 and 9 by cellphone and landline. The margin of error for the sample is 4.3 points.

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