Sanders jumps to 12-point lead in national poll

by Jordyn Pair · Feb 18th, 2020 11:59 am

Last Updated Feb 18th, 2020 at 1:07 pm

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has jumped to a 12-point lead in the Democratic presidential primary race, according to a NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist national poll released early Tuesday.

Sanders' 9-point jump to 31 percent support pushes him into the top spot, which was previously held by Joe Biden. The former vice president's support dropped 9 points to 15 percent and third place.

Former Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg shot up to second place with 19 percent support, increasing by 15 percent since last month's poll. Bloomberg's increase also qualified him for the upcoming Democratic primary debate for the first time.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) pulled 12 percent support, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) pulled nine percent, and former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg pulled eight percent.


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