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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 BidenTrump rages against '60 Minutes' for interview with Krebs Cornyn spox: Neera Tanden has 'no chance' of being confirmed as Biden's OMB pick Five things to know about Georgia's Senate runoffs 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 SandersBiden announces all-female White House communications team The 'diploma divide' in American politics Bernie Sanders should opt for a government-created vaccine from China or Russia 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 ClintonCornyn spox: Neera Tanden has 'no chance' of being confirmed as Biden's OMB pick Groups seek to get Black vote out for Democrats in Georgia runoffs Biden's political position is tougher than Trump's MORE. The state ultimately went to President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rages against '60 Minutes' for interview with Krebs Cornyn spox: Neera Tanden has 'no chance' of being confirmed as Biden's OMB pick Pa. lawmaker was informed of positive coronavirus test while meeting with Trump: report MORE in the general election, who narrowly defeated Clinton by less than 12,000 votes in The Great Lakes State. 

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenInequality of student loan debt underscores possible Biden policy shift Thomas Piketty says pandemic is opportunity to address income inequality The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation 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 HarrisBiden announces all-female White House communications team Biden to nominate Neera Tanden, Cecilia Rouse to economic team: WSJ Memo to Biden: Go big — use the moment to not only rebuild but to rebuild differently MORE (D-Calif.) saw her support dip 9 points, down to 3 percent from 12. She’s now trailing South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete Buttigieg'Biff is president': Michael J. Fox says Trump has played on 'every worst instinct in mankind' Buttigieg: Denying Biden intelligence briefings is about protecting Trump's 'ego' Biden's win is not a policy mandate — he should govern accordingly 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 BookerDangerously fast slaughter speeds are putting animals, people at greater risk during COVID-19 crisis Senate Democrats reelect Schumer as leader by acclamation  Hill associations push for more diversity in lawmakers' staffs 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.