Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden Battle for Top Spot in New National Poll
Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. (Photographer: Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg)  

Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden Battle for Top Spot in New National Poll

(Bloomberg) -- A new poll shows Bernie Sanders continuing to challenge Joe Biden for the lead spot among Democratic voters nationally as the party’s first nominating contest approaches in Iowa on Monday.

Sanders is neck-and-neck with Biden among Democratic party primary voters garnering 27% support, a virtual tie with Biden, who had 26%, according to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released Friday.

The survey had Elizabeth Warren fall to third with 15% support after being about even with Sanders for second place in the outlets’ previous two polls.

Michael Bloomberg came in fourth in the poll, which also found that about 60% of Democrats said they’d seen a Bloomberg ad.

Bloomberg is the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News.

The poll of 428 registered voters was conducted Jan. 26-29 and had a margin of error of plus-or-minus 4.74 percentage points, according to Dow Jones.

This post is part of Campaign Update, our live coverage from the 2020 campaign trail.

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