Based on the results of a Public Policy Polling survey that were released Thursday morning, Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders currently holds a 6-point lead in Wisconsin over his fellow candidate Hillary Clinton. With less than a week before the upcoming Wisconsin primary, this is excellent news for Sanders and his supporters.
Just yesterday, the results of a Marquette University Law School poll put Bernie Sanders 4.3 points above Clinton. Based on today’s numbers, the amount of people feeling the Bern in Wisconsin seems to be growing.
The PPP survey reveals that Hillary Clinton has the upper hand when it comes to Democrats in the Badger state, with 50 percent of the vote compared to Sanders’ 42 percent. However, Sanders has more than a 30 point lead among independent voters — 62 percent compared to Clinton’s 31 percent — giving him the advantage overall.
While Clinton has more support from seniors, with a 63/30 lead, Sanders has a very strong lead with voters under 45, with a 65/28 lead. He also polls very well with those who identify as ‘very liberal,’ with a 59/37 lead, and men, with a 56/37 lead.
As far as things on the Republican side go, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are extremely close, with 38 and 37 percent of the vote, respectively. The third stooge, John Kasich, is polling with only 17 percent.
Sanders definitely seems to have the people of Wisconsin in his corner. After a successful Madison rally last Saturday, which brought out over 8,000 people, he also held a town hall meeting in the same city on Wednesday. Sanders has been campaigning hard in Wisconsin, working to gain support and keep up his winning streak — in the last few weeks he has won Utah, Idaho, Washington, Hawaii, and Alaska, all with huge margins. Based on the results of these most recent polls, his hard work seems to be paying off. Watch Sanders’ town hall speech below, courtesy of Bernie Sanders Speeches and Events via YouTube.
For those looking for more details regarding the PPP poll, it surveyed 720 likely Democratic primary voters and was conducted from March 28 to 29. It has a margin of error of 3.7 percentage points. The margin of error among all registered voters is 2.6 percent.
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