The following is an excerpt from rt.com | April 4, 2016 |
Whether they represent the establishment or not, the frontrunners for the Republican and Democratic nominations are both down in the polls heading into Tuesday’s crucial Wisconsin primary.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is ahead of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton 49 percent to 47 percent, according to a new CBS News/YouGov poll released on Sunday. The two-point lead for Sanders is small, but represents a dramatic turn of events for the senator, considering that he was trailing last month.
In another survey conducted by the Emerson College Polling Society, though, Sanders opened up eight-point lead against Clinton (51 percent to 43 percent) in the Badger State. Just two weeks ago, he was down six points with Clinton leading 50-44 percent.
Notably, 81 percent of Wisconsin Democrats called Sanders honest and trustworthy, while just 56 percent said the same of Clinton.
According to CBS, 54 percent Democratic voters want the next president to pursue more progressive polices than President Barack Obama, while 39 percent want similar policies to continue.
On the Republican side, Texas Senator Ted Cruz leads frontrunner Donald Trump 43 percent to 37 percent in the CBS poll. Ohio Governor John Kasich came in a distant third place with 18 percent. Meanwhile, the Emerson poll showed Cruz with a 40-35 percent lead over Trump.
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