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

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTammy Duckworth is the epitome of the American Dream On The Money: Deficit rises to record .7 trillion amid pandemic: CBO | Democrats sidestep budget deal by seeking 0B in emergency spending | House panel advances spending bill with funding boost to IRS Biden-Sanders unity task force calls for Fed, US Postal Service consumer banking 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 BidenBiden says he will rejoin WHO on his first day in office Tammy Duckworth is the epitome of the American Dream Mexico's president uses US visit to tout ties with Trump MORE and Former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergWake up, America — see what's coming Bloomberg urges court to throw out lawsuit by former campaign staffers Former Obama Ebola czar Ron Klain says White House's bad decisions have put US behind many other nations on COVID-19; Fears of virus reemergence intensify MORE both register 13 percent support in Wisconsin, while Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic Unity Taskforce unveils party platform recommendations Progressive activist Ady Barkan endorses Biden, urges him to pick Warren as VP Congress must act now to fix a Social Security COVID-19 glitch and expand, not cut, benefits MORE (D-Mass.) and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegButtigieg's new book, 'Trust,' slated for October release Biden hires top aides for Pennsylvania Democratic lawmakers call for expanding, enshrining LGBTQ rights MORE trail closely behind with 12 percent support each.


Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharThe Hill's Coronavirus Report: Teachers' union President Randi Weingarten calls Trump administration plan to reopen schools 'a train wreck'; US surpasses 3 million COVID-19 cases The Hill's Coronavirus Report: DC's Bowser says protesters and nation were 'assaulted' in front of Lafayette Square last month; Brazil's Bolsonaro, noted virus skeptic, tests positive for COVID-19 Hillicon Valley: QAnon scores wins, creating GOP problem | Supreme Court upholds regulation banning robocalls to cellphones | Foreign hackers take aim at homebound Americans | Uber acquires Postmates MORE (D-Minn.) has 9 percent support in Wisconsin. 

The poll also found Biden, Buttigieg, Klobuchar, Sanders and Warren all beat President TrumpDonald John TrumpKimberly Guilfoyle reports being asymptomatic and 'feeling really pretty good' after COVID-19 diagnosis Biden says he will rejoin WHO on his first day in office Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad 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.