Poll: Biden lead over Sanders in Michigan slips to 6 points

Poll: Biden lead over Sanders in Michigan slips to 6 points
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenGOP senators balk at lengthy impeachment trial 2020 Democrats make play for veterans' votes 2020 Dems put focus on stemming veteran suicides MORE has seen his lead in the Democratic presidential primary field in Michigan slip by double digits, according to a poll released Monday.

Biden holds a by 6-point lead over his closest opponent, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie Sanders2020 Democrats make play for veterans' votes 2020 Dems put focus on stemming veteran suicides The Memo: Democrats confront prospect of long primary MORE (I-Vt.), according to an Emerson poll, down from a 17-point lead over Sanders in March.

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While Biden’s overall support in the poll dropped from 40 percent to 34 percent, Sanders's support increased 5 points from 23 percent to 28 percent.

Sanders won the Michigan primary in his 2016 campaign against former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham Clinton2020 Democrats make play for veterans' votes The Memo: Democrats confront prospect of long primary Manafort sought to hurt Clinton 2016 campaign efforts in key states: NYT MORE. The state ultimately went to President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP senators balk at lengthy impeachment trial Warren goes local in race to build 2020 movement 2020 Democrats make play for veterans' votes MORE in the general election, who narrowly defeated Clinton by less than 12,000 votes in The Great Lakes State. 

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren goes local in race to build 2020 movement 2020 Democrats make play for veterans' votes 2020 Dems put focus on stemming veteran suicides MORE (D-Mass.) saw her support significantly rise in the Monday poll, jumping to third place with the support of 19 percent of respondents, up 11 points from March.

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisWarren goes local in race to build 2020 movement 2020 Dems put focus on stemming veteran suicides The Memo: Democrats confront prospect of long primary MORE (D-Calif.) saw her support dip 9 points, down to 3 percent from 12. She’s now trailing South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul Buttigieg2020 Democrats make play for veterans' votes 2020 Dems put focus on stemming veteran suicides The Memo: Democrats confront prospect of long primary MORE in the state by 5 points. 

Buttigieg had 0 percent support among those in the state polled in March, but as his name has gained more recognition, he moved up to fourth in the poll with 8 percent of the vote. 

Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerGOP senator blasts Dem bills on 'opportunity zones' Booker on Erdoğan: We should not be 'rolling out the red carpet for a ruthless authoritarian' The Hill's Morning Report - Diplomats kick off public evidence about Trump, Ukraine MORE (D-N.J.) is tied with Harris at 3 percent. No other candidates are polling above 2 percent in the Michigan poll. 

The Michigan Democratic primary will take place on March 10, one week after Super Tuesday. 

The poll surveyed 1,051 registered voters and was conducted between Oct. 31-Nov. 3. The margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points. The data is weighted for ethnicity, age, education and region.