Elizabeth Warren rises in the polls ahead of next debate

The Massachusetts senator is up 6 points since July, according to a new ABC News and Washington Post poll.
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We turn now to politics and the race for 2020. A new picture emerging days before the democratic debate. Three candidates in double digits, Biden with 27%, Sanders with 19%, and Warren with the most momentum, gaining six points since July, now at 17%. Feverishly working the crowds. Warren in Biden will be on stage together for the first time Thursday in Houston. Here's Rachel Scott on the trail, pressing the candidates. Reporter: Tonight, in the race for president, momentum growing for Elizabeth Warren. Charging into this week's crucial debate where she'll face off against two of her biggest rivals on the same stage for the first time. Here in New Hampshire, bringing thousands to their feet. With a two-minute standing ovation. I asked what was behind her recent rise. I think it's because I get out and talk about what's broken, and have real plans to fix it. Reporter: According to that new ABC news/"washington post" poll, she's up six points since July. Warren is closing in on former vice president Joe Biden and senator Bernie Sanders. But the big question, who can defeat president trump? Biden with 42% of likely democratic voters believing he can win. Hello New Hampshire! Reporter: The former vice president making a general election pitch here in Manchester, and fumbling an attack on the president. But if Donald hump, Donald Trump is re-elected, freudian slip. Reporter: You'll be in between Sanders and Warren. That's a good thing. Reporter: How will you make sure your message breaks That's not hard, breaking through. Reporter: Nearly the entire remaining democratic field campaigning here this weekend. Including Sanders, who soundly defeated Hillary Clinton here in 2016. With the three front-runners all in their 70s, younger Democrats told me they believe it's their turn. What I hear out there is that people are ready for a new generation of leadership. I'm just going to go out there and be myself. That's really the most important thing. I'm feeling very good about where my campaign is. Reporter: But for half of likely democratic voters it doesn't matter who the standard bearer is. They'll support anyone they think can defeat president trump. Electability is my number one concern. I would vote for anybody who I think can beat Donald Trump. Rachel, joining us live. Speaking to so many candidates and voters ahead of Thursday's debate. We'll see the top ten candidates sharing the stage for the first time. You caught up with senator Warren. Is she concerned she will be targeted after a recent surge of popularity? Reporter: Tom, she told me either way. She doesn't plan on changing her debate approach. She said this is her opportunity to tell voters directly about her vision for the country, and she plans to stick to that message. Rachel, thank you. And the big debate Thursday, George, David, Linzie Davis, and Jorge Ramos will moderate. Starting at 8:00 P.M. On ABC. And president trump saying he cancelled secret peace talks

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