Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has opened up a double-digit
lead over his next closest rivals in the race for the Democratic nomination.
The latest Morning Consult poll finds Sanders at 29 per cent
support, followed by former Vice President Joe Biden at 19 per cent and former
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at 18 per cent.
Sanders gained 3 points in the poll after winning the New
Hampshire primary this week, while Biden lost 3 points after a disastrous
The latest poll confirms Sanders’s status as the
front-runner in the race for the Democratic nomination.
In addition to winning New Hampshire, Sanders pulled more
votes than anyone else at the Iowa caucuses.
He is also viewed as the best positioned to defeat President
Donald Trump in November, with 29 per cent saying he’s most electable, followed
by Bloomberg at 25 per cent.
The Morning Consult poll of 2,639 registered Democrats was conducted on Feb. 12 and has a 2-point margin of error.
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