Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden and Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont are tied for first place in Texas ahead of the state’s Democratic presidential primary on March 3, according to a survey released on Wednesday.
Mr. Biden and Mr. Sanders were tied at 24% apiece, followed by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg at 17%, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts at 14%, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 10%, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota at 4%, according to the Progress Texas/Public Policy Polling poll.
Texas is the second-biggest prize in terms of delegates to the Democratic National Convention on Super Tuesday, behind California.
Mr. Bloomberg is skipping the first four contests, including the South Carolina primary on Saturday, and is banking on a strong performance in the March 3 states to propel his campaign forward.
The former New York mayor also had the worst favorable/unfavorable split among the top seven Democratic contenders, at 41% favorable/39% unfavorable.
The Progress Texas/PPP survey of 1,045 likely Texas Democratic primary voters was taken on Monday and Tuesday and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
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