Sanders overtakes Clinton in Wisconsin: poll
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Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie SandersBernie SandersOvernight Finance: Dems introduce minimum wage bill | Sanders clashes with Trump budget chief | Border tax proposal at death's door Sanders, Democrats introduce minimum wage bill Sanders, Mulvaney clash heatedly over Trump budget MORE has overtaken primary rival Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonSanders, Democrats introduce minimum wage bill Fox News: 'Foolish' to think Hannity won't return Billionaires posing as populists won’t support trade deals for working people MORE to hold a slight edge in Wisconsin, according to a Marquette Law School poll released on Thursday.

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The poll, which comes after a Democratic primary debate in Milwaukee this month, has Sanders narrowly leading Clinton by 44 percent to 43 percent, well inside the survey's margin of error.

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 TrumpJared Kushner under FBI scrutiny in Russia probe: reports Syrian airfield hit by US is back in use: report Gianforte can 'beat the press' by apologizing at the right time MORE by 20 points, 54–34 percent, while Clinton only wins by 10 points, 47–37 percent.

He also defeats Ted CruzTed CruzGOP senators distance themselves from House ObamaCare repeal bill Cruz: Jokes about me in Franken's book 'obnoxious' The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE by an 18-point margin, 53–35, while Clinton ties the Texas senator, 43–43.

And Sanders trumps Marco RubioMarco RubioMcConnell on Trump: 'We could do with a little less drama' Taking the easy layup: Why brain cancer patients depend on it Rubio: 'All options should be on table' if Flynn refuses new subpoenas MORE by an identical margin, 53–35, while Clinton narrowly edges Rubio by a 44–43 margin.

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.