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Monmouth National poll now has Bernie Sanders as the leader

Bernie Sanders has officially taken the lead from the Joe Biden in the latest national poll conducted by Monmouth University.

Biden fell a significant 13% from 32%, since the last poll in June. On the other hand, Bernie Sanders support has surged from 14% to 20% and now sits atop of the poll. 

This might be a surprise to the mainstream media, but it comes to no surprise to Bernie supporters. Just take a look at his crowd in Kentucky last week (Mitch McConnel's home state):

Bernie Sanders in Kentucky with a large crowd

The other Progressive favorite in the race, Elizabeth Warren, has also lept over Biden and now sits tied with Bernie at 20%.

As for the rest of the candidates, according to Monmouth:

Results for the rest of the field are fairly stable compared to two months ago. These candidates include California Sen. Kamala Harris at 8% support (identical to 8% in June), New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker at 4% (2% in June), South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 4% (5% in June), entrepreneur Andrew Yang at 3% (2% in June), former cabinet secretary Julián Castro at 2% (<1% in June), former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke at 2% (3% in June), and author Marianne Williamson at 2% (1% in June). Support for the remaining 13 candidates included in the preference poll registered only 1% or less.

As Bernie's campaign continues to show growth and momentum, it seems like Joe Biden is headed the other way. Biden's supporters are now gravitating towards Bernie and Elizabeth!

Biden has suffered an across the board decline in his support since June.  He lost ground with white Democrats (from 32% to 18%) and voters of color (from 33% to 19%), among voters without a college degree (from 35% to 18%) and college graduates (from 28% to 20%), with both men (from 38% to 24%) and women (from 29% to 16%), and among voters under 50 years old (from 21% to 6%) as well as voters aged 50 and over (from 42% to 33%).  Most of Biden’s lost support in these groups shifted almost equally toward Sanders and Warren.

This poll seems to indicate that the Progressive movement is growing as more moderate voters are beginning to lean further left. Great news for Bernie, but not so much for Joe.

Here is the question asked by the poll and the associated results:

Bernie Sanders leads national poll by Monmouth University

With Sanders and Warren officially taking frontrunner status, this race is sure to get more heated than ever. 

Will Warren and Sanders keep friendly? Or will the gloves come off? Where does Joe go from here? Feel free to start the discussion below in the comments!

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