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 a slim 3 point lead against 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 (D-Mass.) in an Economist/YouGov Poll released Wednesday. 

The new poll results follows Warren’s trend continuing to close in on Biden’s lead in the Democratic primary. 

Twenty-one percent of voters said Biden is their first choice candidate in this week’s poll, which is a 3 point drop from his lead in an Economist/YouGov poll released last week. 

An Economist/YouGov poll earlier this month found Biden held a 12 point lead in the race. 


This week’s results could indicate a shift following the first round of debates. As seen in many other polls, Warren and 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.) saw a surge in support. 

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The web-based poll surveyed 1,500 people, 1,265 of which are registered voters. The margin of error is plus or minus about 2.9 percent. 

Harris trails Warren at 13 percent, pulling ahead of 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.) by 3 points. Harris had polled behind Sanders in last week’s poll, conducted before the debates. 

Support for South Bend, Indiana, 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 also went up by 5 points to 9 percent. 

All other candidates are polling at 3 percent or less.