The two Democratic presidential candidate debates appear to have reshuffled the deck in the crowded field, with California Senator Kamala Harris surging and former vice president Joe Biden slipping. In the Quinnipiac's poll of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters last month, Biden received the support of 30 percent of the respondents, while Sanders had 19 percent, Warren had 15 percent and Buttigieg had 8 percent.
He added that he didn't think Biden "did well" during the Democratic presidential debate, while reflecting on his performance on the evening of June 27.
Ms. Warren had the support of 20% of likely Democratic caucus-goers, followed by Ms. Harris at 18% and Mr. Biden at 17%, according to the David Binder Research poll conducted for the group Focus on Rural America.
Forty percent of Democrats and Democratic leaning voters say they watched most of the debates, while another 40 percent paid close attention to news stories about the debates. He has almost double the support of Sanders and is 16 points ahead of Warren.
Forty-two percent of those polled said they thought Biden had the best shot against Trump, followed by Harris with 14 percent and Sanders with 13 percent.
Not every candidate had this kind of disparity between groups, as ABC News notes there's no significant difference in Biden's polling between watchers and non-watchers. Only 13 percent believed Sanders could do the job, while Harris managed to convince 12 percent of voters. And for some candidates, the debate actually hurt them: Sen.
Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who if elected would be the first openly gay United States president, received four percent, down from eight percent in the June 11 Quinnipiac poll.
That left the one-time DE senator just 5 points above Harris, who had a combative exchange with Biden during last week's debate in Miami.
Harris saw her support in the state almost double compared to the beginning of June.
Harris, who is the first Indian-origin US Senator and first black Senator from California, is the fourth Democratic woman leader to enter the presidential race.
A series of polls released after 20 candidates faced off last week found a bump for Sen. Harris has at least temporarily nudged her way to the front of the pack, in part by hitting Biden with a personal attack over his race record during Thursday night's debate. Results among the Democratic sample have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 5.0 percentage points. Down 8 points from the Iowa Poll, he finishes fifth, at 6%.
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