Sanders takes lead in Nevada poll

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A WPA Intelligence poll released Friday shows Bernie Sanders in first place in Nevada, one week out from the state’s caucuses.

Overall, 25 percent said they support Bernie Sanders, giving the Vermont Senator a seven point lead over former vice president Joe Biden, on 18 percent. Elizabeth Warren came in third with 13 percent. Tom Steyer, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar each had approximately 10 percent support in the poll.

Candidates must reach at least 15 percent support to win delegates in Nevada, meaning if the final result is similar to that of the poll, Sanders could win a much greater share of delegates in the state than he won in Iowa and New Hampshire.

The poll also found Sanders with the highest favorability rating of any candidate in the race, at 71 percent.

The telephone survey of 413 likely voters was conducted between February 11 and 13. The Nevada caucuses will be held on Saturday 22 February.

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