Biden retains big lead in poll, but Warren shows progress

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 is holding on to his solid lead in the Democratic presidential primary, but Sen. 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’s (D-Mass.) support is ticking upward, according to a new Morning Consult survey.

Thirty-seven percent of Democratic primary voters said they supported Biden in the poll, marking a 1 percentage point slip in support for the former vice president. 

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Warren’s support, on the other hand, ticked up one point since last week. The same tracking poll showed Warren entering double-digit support earlier this month, putting her at third place behind Biden and Sen. 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.). 

The Massachusetts senator has consistently unveiled a number of policy initiatives through the year and has seen her support steadily climb in the primary polls.  

Biden has made fewer appearances on the campaign trail in recent weeks, but his name recognition is seen as having helped him maintain a solid lead in a crowded field of 24 Democrats in the primary. 

The former vice president will touch down in Iowa on Tuesday and is slated to slam President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE in a speech to voters in the first-in-the-nation caucus state

A CNN–Des Moines Register poll released last week showed Biden’s support in the Hawkeye State slipping by about a third to 24 percent from the initial survey. 

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