Warren sees surge in support in latest Daily Kos straw poll | TheHill – The Hill

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenHarris calls Trump ‘a national security threat’ after he says he’d take information from foreign power Harris calls Trump ‘a national security threat’ after he says he’d take information from foreign power Warren, Gillibrand double down on impeachment after Trump interview MORE (D-Mass.) has rocketed to the top of the latest straw poll from the progressive news and activism website Daily Kos.

Warren has surged past Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTop Sanders adviser says brokered convention ‘definitely’ possible Top Sanders adviser says brokered convention ‘definitely’ possible First major ‘Medicare for All’ hearing sharpens attacks on both sides MORE (I-Vt.) in the biweekly survey, notching 34 percent support, a 9-point jump from the same survey in May and her highest mark to date.

Sanders has fallen 9 points from the previous survey and comes in at 25 percent in the poll. Sanders topped out at 44 percent support in February, when Warren was at only 10 percent.

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The Daily Kos straw poll is not a scientific evaluation of voter preferences but serves as a gauge of where enthusiasm is among the liberal base. Warren topped the website’s first 2020 straw poll in January, but, as the website notes in its latest analysis, Sanders has dominated the poll since formally announcing his candidacy in February. 

The battle between the two progressive stalwarts is heating up, however, as a string of recent polls have found Warren gaining momentum.

Sanders captured the imaginations of liberal and progressive voters with his unlikely run against former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonOregon governor signs bill giving state’s electoral votes to national popular vote winner Oregon governor signs bill giving state’s electoral votes to national popular vote winner DOJ to interview CIA officers on Russian interference conclusions: Report MORE in the 2016 Democratic primary, but early surveys of the 2020 race show that he’ll have to fend off a challenge from Warren for the progressive mantle, as both candidates chase former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTop Sanders adviser says brokered convention ‘definitely’ possible Top Sanders adviser says brokered convention ‘definitely’ possible Overnight Health Care: Pelosi to change drug-pricing plan after complaints | 2020 Democrats to attend Planned Parenthood abortion forum | House holds first major ‘Medicare for All’ hearing MORE.

“Since winning the very first Daily Kos presidential straw poll of the cycle back in January, Sen. Elizabeth Warren has demonstrated her steady strength in the Democratic primary field by placing among the top four candidates every single time,” said Daily Kos founder and publisher Markos Moulitsas.

Biden is in third place in the straw poll, up 2 points to 12 percent, followed by South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegBudowsky: A Biden-Warren ticket in 2020? Warren campaign offering supporters chance to ‘grab a drink with Elizabeth’ Warren campaign offering supporters chance to ‘grab a drink with Elizabeth’ MORE at 10 percent and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisHarris calls Trump ‘a national security threat’ after he says he’d take information from foreign power Harris calls Trump ‘a national security threat’ after he says he’d take information from foreign power Budowsky: A Biden-Warren ticket in 2020? MORE (D-Calif.) at 7 percent.