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Sanders, Warren tied in Massachusetts: poll

Sanders, Warren tied in Massachusetts: poll
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Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Election night could be a bit messy The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Trump, Biden blitz battleground states Oct. 29: Where Trump and Biden will be campaigning MORE (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren has expressed interest in being Biden's Treasury secretary: report The Democrats' 50 state strategy never reached rural America What a Biden administration should look like MORE (D-Mass.) are statistically tied in Massachusetts ahead of the Bay State’s Super Tuesday primary, according to a Suffolk University/Boston Globe/WBZ-TV poll released Saturday.

The poll found 24 percent of respondents leaning toward or planning to vote for Sanders, with 22 percent for Warren. The two are separated by less than the poll’s 4.4-point margin of error.

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Sanders has heavily campaigned in Massachusetts ahead of Tuesday, holding rallies in both Boston and Springfield

Although a victory for Warren in her home state is far from assured, supporters have said a loss need not be the end of the line for the Massachusetts senator.

“It comes down to not who is winning how many states, but how many delegates you are getting in each state,” Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu, who has endorsed Warren, told the Globe. “There’s not a must-win state for anyone.”

The poll was conducted among 500 likely voters Wednesday through Saturday with live callers surveying respondents on landlines and cellphones.