Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has a five-point lead over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Oklahoma, according to a Monmouth University poll released Monday.
The poll showed support for Sanders at 48 percent, while Clinton stood at 43 percent.
There has been very little polling done in the Sooner State, where voters will go to the polls on Super Tuesday. But a poll released earlier this month by the Democratic-leaning firm Public Policy Polling showed Clinton holding a slim lead at 46 percent to Sanders’ 44 percent.
That’s a stark contrast to the double-digit advantages Clinton held in nearly all other polls in the rest of the South, suggesting that Oklahoma could be the only state outside the Northeast where Sanders can hope for a strong showing on Super Tuesday.
The Monmouth poll was carried out by live phone interviews from Feb. 25-28. Pollsters surveyed 300 likely Democratic voters with a margin of error of 4.9 percentage points.
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