Sanders leads field, defeats Trump in national Ipsos poll

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Bernie Sanders holds a commanding lead over both his Democratic opponents and Donald Trump in a national Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday.

Overall, Sanders was the first choice of 26 percent of Democrats polled, giving him an 11 point lead over Joe Biden and Michael Bloomberg, who were tied in second place on 15 percent.

Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg tied in forth position with 10 percent support, while Amy Klobuchar and Tom Steyer polled 4 percent and 3 percent respectively.

Sanders’ support among African American voters saw a sharp increase, up seven points to 26 percent since the last poll. Biden now trails Sanders among black voters by three points.

The Vermont Senator also held the biggest lead over Donald Trump in general election head to head polls. 47 percent said they would vote for Sanders in a hypothetical November matchup, while 40 percent said they would vote for Trump.

The survey of more than 4,000 registered voters, including 2,200 likely Democratic primary voters, was conducted between February 19 and 25.

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