back to normal?
The latest 2020 national poll from Monmouth University turned heads on Monday, as it showed former Vice President Joe Biden plummeting 13 points, effectively creating a tie between the supposed Democratic frontrunner and Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). But 24 hours later, a new poll released by Emerson College on Tuesday made the Monmouth survey look like even more of an outlier.
Sanders closed the gap a little bit on Biden in the Emerson poll, but not nearly in such dramatic fashion. The former vice president still holds a fairly sizable lead, and it's been noted that Emerson polls have been favorable toward Sanders throughout the cycle — the senator led among voters aged 18-29.
Elsewhere in the poll, Warren and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) mostly held steady in third and fourth place, respectively, while South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg slipped behind entrepreneur Andrew Yang, who, along with Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (R-Hawaii), received a bit of a jolt.
In theoretical head-to-head matchups with President Trump, Sanders and Biden were both victorious, while Warren and Harris each tallied a 50-50 split. The Emerson College poll was conducted between Aug. 24-26 and is based on responses from 1,458 registered voters using an Interactive Voice Response system of landlines and an online panel. The margin of error is 2.5 percentage points. Read the full results at Emerson.