Sanders leads by double digits in Colorado poll

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In the first poll of likely Colorado primary voters since August, Bernie Sanders holds a double digit lead over the field in the Super Tuesday state.

Overall, Sanders was the first choice of 34 percent of respondents to the Data for Progress poll, giving him a 14 point lead over second-placed Elizabeth Warren, who had 20 percent support.

Centrist former mayors Pete Buttigieg and Michael Bloomberg tied for third place with 14 percent support, while former vice president Joe Biden came fifth with 10 percent. Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar finished sixth with just 6 percent support in the survey.

Sanders performed best with voters under 45 in the survey, with 57 percent suport. Overall, 64 percent of respondents said they held a favorable view of Sanders.

Remarkably, 71 percent of respondents said they strongly support a Green New Deal to invest trillions of dollars into clean energy jobs and infrastructure to fight climate change. An additional 22 percent said they somewhat supported the proposal, while just 6 percent opposed overall.

The survey of 471 likely voters in Colorado was conducted between February 23 and 25.

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