polls hillary clinton leads in 10 of 12 march 1 8 primary states
Top News

Polls: Hillary Clinton leads in 10 of 12 March 1-8 primary states

2016 presidentBernie Sanders has leads in just two of the 12 states with Democratic Party presidential primaries March 1-8, showing the strength of the Hillary Clinton firewall.

This from new numbers from Public Policy Polling, which has Sanders ahead in his native Vermont and neighboring Massachusetts, and that’s it.

Clinton has double-digit leads in nine states, including Virginia, which PPP has going to Clinton, 56 percent to 34 percent for Sanders. Only Oklahoma, where Clinton currently leads Sanders, 46 percent to 44 percent, is close.

The strength for Clinton is her support among African-Americans. Black voters in the nine states where she has big leads are backing her by a more than 2:1 margin, with the low being Texas, where Clinton leads Sanders among black voters by a 63-23 margin.

In Virginia, the Clinton lead among African-American voters is 74-16.


Hillary Clinton vs. Bernie Sanders: Head to Head

State Clinton Support Sanders Support Spread
Alabama 59% 31% Clinton +28
Arkansas 57% 32% Clinton +25
Georgia 60% 26% Clinton +34
Louisiana 60% 29% Clinton +31
Massachusetts 42% 49% Sanders +7
Michigan 50% 40% Clinton +10
Mississippi 60% 26% Clinton +34
Oklahoma 46% 44% Clinton +2
Tennessee 58% 32% Clinton +26
Texas 57% 34% Clinton +23
Virginia 56% 34% Clinton +22
Vermont 10% 86% Sanders +76

News Desk

Have a story idea or a news tip? Email editor Chris Graham at [email protected] Subscribe to AFP podcasts on Apple PodcastsSpotifyPandora and YouTube.