Poll: Biden leads Sanders by 17 points in Connecticut

Poll: Biden leads Sanders by 17 points in Connecticut

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenCuomo grilled by brother about running for president: 'No. no' Top Democratic super PACs team up to boost Biden The Hill's Campaign Report: Trump, Biden spar over coronavirus response MORE holds a comfortable lead over Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTop Democratic super PACs team up to boost Biden Poll: Biden leads Sanders by 22 points GE employees urge company to use laid-off workers to make ventilators MORE (I-Vt.) in Connecticut, according to a poll of the state's presidential primary scheduled for next month.

A Sacred Heart University poll release Thursday found front-runner Biden leading Sanders by 17 points in Connecticut, with 42.1 percent of registered Democrats supporting his bid while 24.5 percent said they planned to vote for Sanders.

Sanders, who has struggled in recent weeks against a surging Biden campaign, previously lost the state to Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonJuan Williams: Mueller, one year on Biden tops Trump by 9 points in Fox News poll With VP pick, Biden can't play small ball in a long ball world MORE in the 2016 primary by just under 5 percentage points, so the survey's results could be another indication that the Democratic electorate is largely coalescing around Biden's bid.

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Biden holds a clear advantage over President TrumpDonald John TrumpCuomo grilled by brother about running for president: 'No. no' Maxine Waters unleashes over Trump COVID-19 response: 'Stop congratulating yourself! You're a failure' Meadows resigns from Congress, heads to White House MORE in a hypothetical head-to-head match-up in Connecticut, leading him by 16 percentage points. Sanders, too, leads Trump in the state, though by a slightly smaller margin of 11.6 percent.

The Sacred Heart University poll surveyed 1,000 Connecticut residents from Feb. 24 to March 12, with a margin of error of 3 percentage points that increases for questions asked only of Democratic voters.

Following Thursday's announcement from Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi Gabbard20 House Dems call on Trump to issue two-week, nationwide shelter-in-place order The Hill's Morning Report — ,000,000,000,000: GOP unveils historic US rescue effort Gillibrand endorses Biden for president MORE (D-Hawaii) that she is dropping out of the 2020 primary, Biden and Sanders are officially the last two candidates vying for the Democratic Party's nomination. The former vice president leads in pledged delegates and took all three states that held their votes this week.