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Joe Biden Has Huge Lead Over Bernie Sanders in Michigan, Poll Shows


March 09, 2020, 7:01 AM

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Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders

Sen. Bernie Sanders was in fifth gear over the weekend in Michigan, holding rallies and telling supporters how important a win was in the state that gave him a surprise victory over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 primary.

Sanders is looking for another upset here, but it won't be easy.

Biden enjoys a a 24-point lead -- 51 percent to 27 percent -- over Sanders in a new poll by EPIC-MRA for the Detroit Free Press and its media partners. Four hundred likely Democratic primary voters were surveyed between Wednesday and Friday.

"Something happened on Super Tuesday with (other) candidates getting out and people are all of a sudden questioning Bernie’s positions on issues,” Bernie Porn, pollster for the Lansing firm, tells Todd Spangler of the Freep. “If anything, it may be low in terms of the percentage that Biden may get.”

In the general election in 2016, Trump pulled an upset in Michigan, carrying the state by 10,704 votes.

A victory for Biden could starve Sanders' formerly front-running campaign of delegates needed for the nomination and call into question how long his effort can remain viable, the Detroit Free Press says.


Read more:  Detroit Free Press


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