Sanders has wide leads in two of three battleground states: survey

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDemocrats urge Biden to commute sentences of 4K people on home confinement Briahna Joy Gray: Push toward major social spending amid pandemic was 'short-lived' Sanders 'disappointed' in House panel's vote on drug prices MORE (I-Vt.) has wide leads over the Democratic presidential field in Michigan and Wisconsin but is facing a tighter race in Pennsylvania, according to a poll released Sunday. 

Sanders holds a 17-point lead over his closest competitors in Wisconsin, based on the University of Wisconsin-Madison survey

Sanders has 30 percent support in the battleground state, pollsters found. The rest of the top-tier Democratic candidates are lumped together within 1 percentage point of one another. Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHouse Democrat threatens to vote against party's spending bill if HBCUs don't get more federal aid Overnight Defense & National Security — The Pentagon's deadly mistake Haitians stuck in Texas extend Biden's immigration woes MORE and Former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergWithout drastic changes, Democrats are on track to lose big in 2022 Bidens, former presidents mark 9/11 anniversary The tragedy of 9/11 — an inflection point in American history MORE both register 13 percent support in Wisconsin, while Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenFederal Reserve officials' stock trading sparks ethics review Manchin keeps Washington guessing on what he wants Warren, Daines introduce bill honoring 13 killed in Kabul attack MORE (D-Mass.) and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegOn The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — Pelosi plows full speed ahead on jam-packed agenda Blumenthal calls on Buttigieg to investigate American Airlines-JetBlue partnership LGBT film festival to premiere documentary about Pete Buttigieg MORE trail closely behind with 12 percent support each.


Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHarris, CBC put weight behind activist-led National Black Voter Day Seven takeaways from California's recall election Live coverage: California voters to decide Newsom's fate MORE (D-Minn.) has 9 percent support in Wisconsin. 

The poll also found Biden, Buttigieg, Klobuchar, Sanders and Warren all beat President TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — The Pentagon's deadly mistake Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by Climate Power — Interior returns BLM HQ to Washington France pulls ambassadors to US, Australia in protest of submarine deal MORE in general election match-ups in the battleground state. The poll did not include a Bloomberg contest against Trump. 

Sanders, meanwhile, has a 9-point lead over his closest competitor in Michigan at 25 percent support. 

Biden is in second in Michigan at 16 percent, trailed by Warren and Bloomberg at 13 percent each, based on the poll. Buttigieg is behind them at 11 percent, with Klobuchar trailing at 8 percent. 

The five candidates also all beat Trump in match-ups in Michigan, based on the poll. 


In Pennsylvania, Sanders again leads the Democratic field but by a narrower 5-point margin with 25 percent.

Biden is in second place in Pennsylvania at 20 percent, with Bloomberg close behind at 19 percent, based on the poll. 

Buttigieg is in fourth at 12 percent, with Warren at 9 percent and Klobuchar at 5 percent. 

Biden and Sanders each have a small lead over Trump in match-ups against the president in Pennsylvania, based on the poll. Buttigieg, Klobuchar and Warren each tied Trump. 

The survey polled 1,300 people in Michigan, 1,300 in Pennsylvania and 1,000 in Wisconsin. The margin of error for the full sample in each state ranges between 3 and 4 percentage points.