Sen. Elizabeth Warren at the Polk County Democrats' Steak Fry in Des Moines, Iowa Saturday. (Photo: Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A national poll is showing Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren passing former Vice President Joe Biden as the candidate respondents would vote for in the 2020 Democratic primary.
The poll from Quinnipiac University shows Warren getting 27 percent among Democrat voters and independents who lean Democratic, while Biden currently polls at 25 percent.
It's the first time this poll has shown any candidate surpassing Biden, though the poll notes Warren's 2-percent lead is well within the margin of error.
"After trailing Biden by double digits since March in the race for the Democratic nomination, Warren catches Biden," Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Tim Malloy wrote. "We now have a race with two candidates at the top of the field, and they're leaving the rest of the pack behind."
Warren will be at Keene State College Wednesday evening for a town hall set for 5:30 p.m.