Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has opened up a 7-point lead in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday. Mrs Warren has also seen an increase in support, increasing by four points since June.
However, according to the recent study by the Urban Institute and the Commonwealth Fund, a massive $32.01 trillion would be needed over a time period of 10 years to fund the Medicare for All policy.
No other Democratic presidential candidate polled above 10 percent.
Warren and Biden will face off again in the next Democratic debate on November 20. Then, like now, he ranked among candidates doing the worst job in the debate.
In Quinnipiac's previous survey - conducted prior to the October 15 fourth round Democratic debate - Warren had a slight 30-27 percent edge over Biden. As I indicated this morning, the notion that a viable savior is waiting in the wings to be ushered out to save the party seems fanciful, not to mention fairly offensive to the existing crop of candidates and their supporters.
South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg followed Harris with a 5 per cent support.
That moves him to second in the poll - up from fourth in September - just behind Sen. The 78-year-old was endorsed by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at a rally last weekend in NY, and despite fears of his viability following the heart attack, his campaign appears reinvigorated.
Click or tap here to view the full results of the poll. But her advantage was within the poll's margin of error. Biden has taken both sides of many issues over his decades-long political career, including on supposed core principles - plus, reversing himself on good government and campaign finance questions for reasons of naked self-interest would simply represent a continuation of the Obama legacy. That's way above support for Warren at 19 percent and Sanders at 16 percent. "No plan has been laid out to explain how a multi-trillion dollar hole in this plan that Senator Warren is putting forward is supposed to get filled in".