Sanders seizes commanding lead in new Texas poll

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Bernie Sanders’ lead in the Lone Star State has grown to nine points, according to a CNN poll released on Friday.

Overall, 29 percent of likely primary voters said they supported Bernie Sanders. Former vice president Joe Biden came in second with 20 percent support.

Billionaire centrist Michael Bloomberg finished third with 18 percent, followed by Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren on 15 percent. All other candidates polled in the single digits.

Survey respondents said Sanders was the best candidate to handle health care, the climate crisis, race relations and immigration.

Sanders has built his support in Texas by 14 points since the last CNN poll conducted in December.

The poll of 387 likely voters was conducted between February 22 and 26. Texas is one of fourteen states to vote on Super Tuesday on March 3.

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