Sanders leads nationally in new CNN poll

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Bernie Sanders has surged to first place nationally in a new poll released by CNN on Wednesday.

Overall, 27 percent of registered voters who are Democrats, or Democratic-leaning independents back Bernie Sanders as their first choice, while 24 percent favor Joe Biden.

Sanders has gained 7 percent since the last national poll conducted by CNN in December.

The poll also found that voters see Sanders as the candidate who agrees with them most on the issues that matter.

Respondents were more enthusiastic about a potential Sanders nomination than any other candidate in the race.

Sanders is leading against Trump in a hypothetical general election head to head. 52 percent said they would vote for Sanders, while 45 percent favored Trump.

The CNN poll was conducted by SSRS from January 16 throguh January 19.

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