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Bernie Sanders jumps past Joe Biden in new national poll

Days ahead of the Iowa caucuses, a new poll finds Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) jumping to the front of the 2020 pack nationally.

A Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey released Friday found Sanders leading with the support of 27 percent of Democratic primary voters, statistically tying former Vice President Joe Biden, who received 26 percent support. Sen Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) placed third with 15 percent support, while former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg placed fourth with nine percent support.

This is the first time Sanders has had the lead in The Wall Street Journal/NBC News' primary poll, which always previously showed Biden ahead. The Vermont senator rose six points since December, while Biden's support declined two percent and Warren's declined three percent since last month.

Friday's poll found that Sanders "has gained support by drawing voters from" Warren, the Wall Street Journal writes, while Sanders also has his biggest lead yet over Biden among voters under 50 with an advantage of almost 30 points.

The Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll was conducted by speaking to 428 Democratic primary voters from Jan. 26-29. The margin of error is 4.74 percentage points. Read the full results at The Wall Street Journal.