A poll from Quinnipiac says that the Mass. senator is at 27 percent compared to former VP Joe Biden's 25. This is the first time a national poll has seen Warren top the field. In Quinnpiac's results last month, Biden had a 13-point lead over Warren at 32 to 19. Just over 1,330 voters participated in this new poll with less than half leaning or confirming to be Democrats. Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Tim Malloy says that it is becoming a two-person race for the nomination. After trailing Biden by double digits since March in the race for the Democratic nomination, Warren catches Biden. , Tim Malloy, via statement. Malloy adds that Warren's rise is thanks to the level of excitement is generating among voters. The poll also reports that 70 percent would be excited if she grabbed the nomination. This tops levels for her closest competitors in the 2020 race. Dig a little deeper, and the reasons behind Warren's rise become more clear. She generates a lot of excitement as a potential nominee, Tim Malloy, via statement.