NEW YORK (Reuters) – Assist for U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren rose greater than that of every other Democratic presidential hopeful over the previous month, in accordance with the Reuters/Ipsos ballot, solidifying her standing as a high contender behind Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders.
The Sept. 9-10 ballot discovered that 11% of Democrats and independents mentioned they might vote for Warren of their state’s nominating contests, up three share factors from the same ballot that ran Aug. 1 to five.
Twenty-two p.c mentioned they backed Biden, the previous vp who has been the Democratic front-runner since he entered the race this 12 months, and 16% mentioned they might vote for Sanders, a U.S. senator.
Biden’s help was unchanged from the earlier Reuters/Ipsos ballot, whereas Sanders dropped 2 share factors.
Biden, Sanders and Harris will sq. off with seven different Democratic candidates on Thursday at a nationally televised debate in Houston. The Democratic contenders are vying for the suitable to tackle Republican President Donald Trump within the November 2020 election.
Warren, a champion of client monetary protections, has pushed for large, “structural” adjustments to an financial system that “does nice for these with cash and isn’t doing nice for everybody else.”
She needs to lift taxes on the rich and use the cash to assist pay for plenty of progressive priorities together with common childcare, pupil debt reduction and Medicare for All, which would offer federal medical health insurance protection for all People based mostly on the prevailing government-run Medicare program for People 65 and older.
Not like a lot of the different candidates, Warren’s recognition amongst Democrats and independents has steadily elevated this 12 months. Others, like U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, have declined in recognition over the summer time.
The September ballot discovered that Harris and Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, had been every supported by four% of Democrats and independents. Buttigieg’s help was unchanged from the August ballot, whereas Harris dipped 2 factors.
New York entrepreneur Andrew Yang and U.S. Senator Cory Booker had been every backed by three%.
Not one of the different candidates acquired greater than 2% within the ballot.
The Reuters/Ipsos ballot was carried out on-line, in English, throughout the USA. It gathered responses from 687 adults, together with 511 Democrats and 104 independents. It had a credibility interval, a measure of the ballot’s precision, of four share factors.
Reporting by Chris Kahn; Enhancing by Peter Cooney