Sanders holds double-digit lead in Texas, tied with Biden in NC: polls

Sanders holds double-digit lead in Texas, tied with Biden in NC: polls
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersPelosi says House members would not vote on spending bill topline higher than Senate's Groups push lawmakers to use defense bill to end support for Saudis in Yemen civil war Congress must address the looming debt crisis MORE (I-Vt.) holds a 15-point lead in Texas over his closest rival in the 2020 Democratic primary, former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHouse clears bill to provide veterans with cost-of-living adjustment On The Money — Dems dare GOP to vote for shutdown, default To reduce poverty, stop burdening the poor: What Joe Manchin gets wrong about the child tax credit MORE, according to an NBC News/Marist poll released on Sunday.

Sanders has the support of 34 percent of likely Democratic primary voters, who will cast ballots in the Lone Star State on Super Tuesday, compared to Biden’s 19 percent.

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 has 15 percent support and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenDemocrats confront 'Rubik's cube on steroids' The Trojan Horse of protectionism Federal Reserve officials' stock trading sparks ethics review MORE, (D-Mass.) has 10 percent, according to the poll. 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 and Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharThis week: Democrats face mounting headaches Klobuchar: 'It is evil to make it deliberately hard for people to vote' Democrats push to shield election workers from violent threats   MORE (D-Minn.) trail with 8 percent and 3 percent, respectively.


In North Carolina, where voters will also cast ballots on Super Tuesday, Sanders and Biden are separated by 2 percentage points, well within the margin of error, in another NBC News/Marist poll.

Sanders has 26 percent support in North Carolina while Biden has 24 percent, pollsters found.

Bloomberg is in third at 15 percent and is followed by Warren at 11 percent, Buttigieg at 7 percent and Klobuchar at 5 percent.

The two states will award a combined 336 delegates on Tuesday, NBC News noted, adding that the polls were conducted Feb. 23-27, before Biden’s decisive win on Saturday in the South Carolina primary.

The Texas poll of 556 likely Democratic primary voters has a margin of error of 5.3 percentage points.

In North Carolina, the poll of 568 likely Democratic primary voters has a margin of error of 5.1 percentage points.