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Bloomberg Overtakes Harris in New Poll as Biden Keeps Big Lead

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg jumped past Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and other established presidential contenders to fifth place in a new nationwide poll of the Democratic primary race.

Bloomberg garnered 6 percent support in the Hill/Harris X poll. Harris was tied with 2 percent with four others.

Bloomberg had not gotten over 3 percent in any nationwide polls before the latest one.

Former Vice President Joe Biden was first with 31 percent, followed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) with 17 percent, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) with 15 percent, and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg with 9 percent.

The second most recent poll, from the Economist and YouGov (pdf), had Biden on top with 23 percent, Warren with 17 percent, Sanders with 15 percent, and Buttigieg with 12 percent. Harris had 4 percent. Bloomberg garnered 3 percent, as did entrepreneur Andrew Yang and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.).

Two candidates dropped out of the race in recent days but the field remains large, with some 16 people remaining.

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Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick arrives at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston for the 2017 Profile in Courage award ceremony on May 7, 2017. (Steven Senne, File/AP Photo)
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event in Council Bluffs, Iowa on Nov. 30, 2019. (Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Fellow newcomer Deval Patrick, the former Massachusetts governor, has seen low polling, getting 1 percent or less in every poll since he announced his bid for the presidency.

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