Sanders holds double-digit lead in Utah

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A Suffolk University poll released Monday shows Bernie Sanders holding a commanding double-digit lead in Utah.

Overall, 27 percent said they would vote for Sanders in the state’s primary, giving Sanders a 13 percent lead over the rest of the field.

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren followed in second place with 14 percent support, while just 12 percent would vote for former vice president Joe Biden.

Utah’s primary is one of 14 contests to be held on Super Tuesday. The state holds an open primary, meaning any registered voter can participate.

In the primary, candidates must meet a threshold of 15 percent at the congressional district or statewide level in order to be considered viable.

The Suffolk University poll is the first released from Utah this primary season. It was conducted between January 18 and January 22.

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