Democratic Forum Gives Slight Bump To Biden, Warren And Steyer, Sanders Slides

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WASHINGTON – Who won the Democratic Party forum Tuesday? Depends who one asks.

An on-line poll showed that viewers leaned toward Tulsi Gabbard, former Vice-President Joe Biden, Andrew Yang and Bernie Sanders.

However, a Real Clear Politics sample of post-debate polling shows a bit of a different story.

According to the polling site, the biggest winners were Elizabeth Warren, Biden, and Tom Steyer.

Biden’s post-debate polling gave him a 1.6 percent gain, from earlier this month when he was at 27.8, to the current 29.4 percent.

However, Warren jumped 2.1 points to 23.4, up from 21.3. Biden, according to the poll average, remains the apparent front runner.

Sanders continued to slide in the polls, falling from 17.5 points to 15.4 post debate, a drop of 2.1 points.

Pete Buttigieg went from 5.3 to 5.6 points, while Kamala Harris went from 4.7 to 5.2 percent.

Robert O’Roarke climbed from 2.5 percent to 2.8 percent.

Yang, who many said had a strong debate, slipped from 3.3 percent to 2.2 percent.

Steyer went from .7 percent to 1.4 percent.

The rest of the field continued to rate at less than 2 percent.

If the next forum includes only candidates at 2 or more points, the field would be cut to Biden, Warren, Sanders, Butigieg, Harris, O’Roarke and Yang.


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