A new Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday morning shows former Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, of Massachusetts, essentially tied in the 2020 Democratic race for president.
Democratic voters polled by Quinnipiac University gave Warren 27 percent of the vote and Biden 25 percent. The numbers are within the margin of error of plus or minus 2.3 percentage points, putting the two candidates in an essential tie, poll officials said.
Wednesday's poll is the first time that a candidate other than Biden has had the numerical lead in the primary since the question began being asked in March, poll officials added.
"After trailing Biden by double digits since March in the race for the Democratic nomination, Warren catches Biden," said Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Tim Malloy. "We now have a race with two candidates at the top of the field, and they're leaving the rest of the pack behind."
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders rounded out the top three with 16 percent of the vote. South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg received 7 percent and California Senator Kamala Harris received 3 percent, according to the poll.
In Quinnipiac's national poll in August, Biden received 32 percent of the vote, Warren had 19 percent, Sanders got 15 percent, Harris had 7 percent and Buttigieg got 5 percent.