Sanders overtakes Clinton in Wisconsin: poll
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Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie SandersBernie SandersGOP sees debt ceiling as its leverage against Biden Democrats brace for slog on Biden's spending plan To break the corporate tax logjam, tax overinflated CEO pay MORE has overtaken primary rival Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonA path to climate, economic and environmental justice is finally on the horizon Polling misfired in 2020 — and that's a lesson for journalists and pundits Biden flexes presidential muscle on campaign trail with Virginia's McAuliffe 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 TrumpCuban embassy in Paris attacked by gasoline bombs Trump Jr. inches past DeSantis as most popular GOP figure in new poll: Axios Trump endorses Ken Paxton over George P. Bush in Texas attorney general race MORE by 20 points, 54–34 percent, while Clinton only wins by 10 points, 47–37 percent.

He also defeats Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzTrio of Senate Republicans urges Supreme Court to overrule Roe v. Wade Overnight Defense: US launches another airstrike in Somalia | Amendment to expand Pentagon recusal period added to NDAA | No. 2 State Dept. official to lead nuclear talks with Russia No. 2 State Dept. official to lead nuclear talks with Russia next week MORE by an 18-point margin, 53–35, while Clinton ties the Texas senator, 43–43.

And Sanders trumps Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioGOP lawmakers request Cuba meeting with Biden Bipartisan congressional commission urges IOC to postpone, relocate Beijing Games Hillicon Valley: Democrats introduce bill to hold platforms accountable for misinformation during health crises | Website outages hit Olympics, Amazon and major banks 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.