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Sanders, Warren Top Massachusetts Primary Poll

February 21, 2020

Massachusetts is going to be a competitive state in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, according to one recently released poll.

A poll conducted by YouGov for the University of Massachusetts Lowell Center for Public Opinion shows both Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren in a tight race in the Bay State. Sanders leads the poll with 21 percent support, just topping Warren’s 20 percent. However, the lead is within the poll’s 6.1 percent margin of error.

Behind them, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (15 percent), former Vice President Joe Biden (14 percent), and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg (12 percent) round out the top five. The rest are polling at under 10 percent.

“What we’re seeing when we look at Massachusetts and other Super Tuesday states is that Sanders is in that range of 21% to about 25% in all of these states,” Joshua Dyck, director of the UMASS Lowell Center for Public Opinion, told USA Today. “So, Sanders is showing the strength of a national frontrunner who isn’t pulling away but is basically polling well everywhere.”

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