Sanders, Warren tied in Massachusetts: poll

Sanders, Warren tied in Massachusetts: poll
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Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersProgressives raise alarm over letting lobbying groups access PPP funds Loeffler runs ad tying Doug Collins to Pelosi, Sanders, Biden Hillicon Valley: Tech companies lead way on WFH forever | States and counties plead for cybersecurity assistance | Trump weighing anti-conservative bias panel MORE (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenPress: Susan Rice would be ready to step in as POTUS Pentagon charts its own course on COVID-19, risking Trump's ire Warren to host high-dollar fundraiser for Biden 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.

The poll found nearly all other candidates in a statistical tie for second place, with former New York Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergIt's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process Liberals embrace super PACs they once shunned .7 billion expected to be spent in 2020 campaign despite coronavirus: report MORE pulling 13 percent, former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegIt's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process Here's how Biden can win over the minority vote and the Rust Belt The Hill's Campaign Report: Democrat concedes in California House race MORE with 12 percent and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenProsecutor investigating whether Tara Reade gave false testimony as expert witness Poll: Biden leads Trump by 11 points nationally George Floyd's sister says Minneapolis officers should be charged with murder MORE with 11 percent.

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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.