Our new CNN/SSRS poll shows the Democratic primary has mostly reverted back to where it was before the first Democratic primary debates. Joe Biden's at 29% now compared to 32% in late May and 22% in late June (following those first debates). Meanwhile, Kamala Harris is at 5% now, while she was at 8% in late May and 17% in late June.
Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are mostly stable at 15% and 14% respectively.
Pete Buttigieg, at 5%, is the only other candidate at 5% or above.
Here are a few other takeaways from the poll:
- Julián Castro got 2% support. That's his fourth qualifying poll for the September debates, which means he will appear on the stage next month.
- Warren, for now, cannot seem to appeal outside of her base of very liberal and white college educated base. She leads or is close to ahead with both groups, but well behind in others.
- Sanders, meanwhile, seems to have leveled off at 15%. He's been within 4 points of 15% in every national poll CNN has done since last October.
- Biden's support is 15 points higher among those age 50 and older than those under aged 50. It's 12 points higher among moderates/conservatives than liberals. His bases of support are underrepresented on Twitter.
- After the first debate, there were five candidates voters were interested in hearing more about than Biden and Sanders. Now, there's just one (Warren).