Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders: Trump budget ‘must be defeated’ The Hill's 12:30 Report Sanders will 'absolutely' work with Trump to lower prescription drug costs MORE has overtaken primary rival Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump tweets: 'Trump Russia story is a hoax' Path to 60 narrows for Trump pick Overnight Cybersecurity: New questions for House Intel chair over WH visit | Cyber war debate heats up | Firm finds security flaws in 'panic buttons' MORE to hold a slight edge in Wisconsin, according to a Marquette Law School poll released on Thursday.
The Vermont senator trailed Clinton by a 9-point margin in Wisconsin, 50–41 percent, in November.
The poll also finds Sanders matching up better than Clinton against top Republicans in hypothetical general election races in the Badger State.
Sanders defeats GOP primary front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump to undo Obama's climate change agenda Kushner met Russian bank executives: report Trump tweets: 'Trump Russia story is a hoax' MORE by 20 points, 54–34 percent, while Clinton only wins by 10 points, 47–37 percent.
He also defeats Ted CruzTed CruzConservatism's worst enemy? The Freedom Caucus. Republicans giving Univision the cold shoulder: report How 'Big Pharma' stifles pharmaceutical innovation MORE by an 18-point margin, 53–35, while Clinton ties the Texas senator, 43–43.
And Sanders trumps Marco RubioMarco RubioRepublicans giving Univision the cold shoulder: report Week ahead: Senate panel to vote on Trump's Labor pick Senators introduce new Iran sanctions MORE by an identical margin, 53–35, while Clinton narrowly edges Rubio by a 44–43 margin.
Overall, in presidential head to head match-ups, Sanders does better than Clinton against the leading GOP candidates. #mulawpoll— MULawPoll (@MULawPoll) February 25, 2016
Charles Franklin, the director of the Marquette poll, said Sanders is especially strong in head-to-head matchups because he draws support from independents in the state.
The poll surveyed 343 Democratic primary voters from Feb. 18–21 and has a 6.9 percent margin of error.