More polling evidence emerged this week that Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts may be eclipsing Bernie Sanders for second place in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination — a development sure to rattle the already agitated campaign of the senator from Vermont.
A Fox News national poll released Thursday indicated that former Vice President Joe Biden remains the front-runner, at 31 percent. But the poll put Warren at 20 percent, doubling Sanders’ standing of 10 percent.
And an average of the latest 2020 Democratic presidential nomination polls by aggregator Real Clear Politics now puts Warren at 17.3 percent, slightly ahead of Sanders at 16 percent. None of the other candidates in the record-setting field of some two-dozen White House contenders cracked double digits.
All of these polls were conducted after the second round of Democratic presidential primary debates — which were held two weeks ago. Political pundits and analysts gave Warren high marks for her performance on the debate stage.