Sanders holds double-digit lead in Wisconsin: poll

Greg Nash

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has a double-digit lead in Wisconsin, according to the latest polling from Marquette Law School.

In the poll released Friday, 29 percent of Democratic primary voters surveyed said Sanders was their first choice. Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg came in second with 17 percent, followed by former Vice President Joe Biden with 15 percent, former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 13 percent and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) with 11 percent.

Biden has seen his support in the state drop significantly from the poll’s first iteration in November, when he had a comfortable lead over Sanders, 30 percent to 17 percent.

Bloomberg, who entered the race late and isn’t on the first four primary ballots, has surged since the poll was last taken in January, jumping 11 points.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) saw her support in the state drop since January, falling 5 points to 9 percent.

Of those surveyed, 56 percent said they still might change their mind before the state’s April 7 primary.

Sanders won the state in 2016, easily defeating Hillary Clinton by 13 points.

The state is a key battleground in 2020. President Trump narrowly won the state by just over 20,000 votes in 2016. It was the first time the state had voted for the Republican nominee since 1984.

Tags 2020 Democrats Amy Klobuchar Bernie Sanders Donald Trump Elizabeth Warren Hillary Clinton Joe Biden Michael Bloomberg Pete Buttigieg polls Wisconsin

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