Elizabeth Warren had the support of 27%, with Joe Biden backed by 26% and Bernie Sanders a distant third at 10%. Support for South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg climbed to 7% from 5%. No other candidate polled more than 3%.
The October IBD/TIPP Poll showed continued momentum for Warren. Last month’s poll had shown support for Warren jumping to 24% from 17%. Meanwhile, Biden’s support saw further erosion, after slipping to 28% in September from 30% in August.
Sanders, whose nomination prospects could suffer after his heart attack last week, saw support fall after registering 12% the prior two months. Sanders has said he expects to participate in the Oct. 15 debate.
Meanwhile, Joe Biden is lagging in fundraising, attracting just $15.2 million in the third quarter. Elizabeth Warren raised $24.6 million and Bernie Sanders $25.3 million.
The October IBD/TIPP Poll found Warren edging Trump by 2 points, 48% to 46%, even thinner than her 49%-46% lead in September.