Emerson College conducted a survey of the Wisconsin Democratic electorate, the first reported study since Beto O’Rourke joined the field of candidates.
According to the small-sample poll (3/15-17; 324 WI likely Democratic primary voters) Sen. Bernie Sanders (I/D-VT) opens with a large lead over former Vice President Joe Biden and the rest of the field. Here, Sen. Sanders captures 39% of the Democratic vote as compared to only 24% for Mr. Biden. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren may have hit her highest number of any poll so far in the early cycle. She posted 14% for third place. Mr. O’Rourke was next with 6%. Neighboring Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) recorded a disappointing 4%.
In 2016, Sen. Sanders scored a 57-43% win over Hillary Clinton, making Wisconsin one of his strongest states. The 2020 Badger State primary is scheduled for April 7th.
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