Elizabeth Warren Leads Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders for First Time in New Iowa Poll , According to the new survey, Warren leads at 22 percent, with Biden following at 20 and Sanders at 11 percent.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) took the lead in a new Des Moines RegisterIowa poll on Saturday night, marking the first time the Massachusetts senator led both former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in the first caucus state in the poll.
No other candidate reached double digits but South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg followed at 9 percent, with Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) at 6 percent to round out the top five. Additionally,
The poll found that Warren was drawing the support of 32 percent of those who say that they caucused for Sanders in 2016 and that she narrowly led him among voters under age 35. “It’s the first time we’ve had someone other than Joe Biden at the top of the leader board,” J. Ann Selzer, president of Selzer & Co. which conducted the poll, said.
The poll comes as Sanders’ campaign has shaken up its staff in two early voting states. The Independent from Vermont remains at or near the top of most primary polls and no other candidate has matched his fundraising and grassroots organization capacity. But even with his staying power ,
He has been increasingly eclipsed in the eyes of opponents by Warren as the main progressive force in the race. Stuck in this position, Sanders’ campaign has shuffled staff in two early crucial primary states, where his operation replaced their New Hampshire state director and Iowa political director and a deputy Iowa field director.
That explains why now, internally, the only message that Sanders’ team would convey is confidence, with one surrogate noting that the Vermont senator’s resources ,