Internal polling shows Bernie Sanders up 11 points on Trump in Michigan


Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at Macomb Community College in Warren. - LEE DEVITO
  • Lee DeVito
  • Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at Macomb Community College in Warren.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders' new internal polling shows him leading President Donald Trump by 11 points in a hypothetical Michigan match up.

NBC News also reports that Sanders leads Trump by 10 and eight points in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, respectively. The poll also showed strong support on one of his main proposed policies, Medicare for All.

Sanders' pollster, Ben Tulchin, says Sanders is particularly well positioned to defeat Trump in the key battleground states. Trump narrowly won each in 2016, and many believe Sanders can win over the blue-collar Democrats the party lost that year.

"I don’t think any other candidate is as well positioned as Bernie is in these three states," he told NBC News. “Trump is vulnerable here, but it has to be for the right kind of Democrat who has real strengths and can win these three states.”

Sanders visited Macomb Community College in Warren earlier in April, his first Michigan stop on the 2020 campaign. It was part of a tour that also saw him visit other Midwestern states, including a well-received town hall in Pennsylvania broadcast by Fox News.

In a surprise upset, Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton in Michigan's 2016 primary.

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