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Bernie Sanders Surges Ahead of Joe Biden in Texas as Mike Bloomberg Takes Florida Lead

Bernie Sanders Surges Ahead of Joe Biden in Texas as Mike Bloomberg Takes Florida Lead

A slew of new Super Tuesday polls shows a very different race than when the year began.

A new University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll found Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders ahead of former Vice President Joe Biden for the first time.

Sanders leads the field with 24% in Texas, while Biden is at 22%, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is at 15%, former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg is at 10%, and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is at 7%.

The poll also shows Sanders losing by two points in a head-to-head matchup with Trump, while Biden trails by 4%, Warren trails by 3%, and Bloomberg and Buttigieg both trail by 5%.

Bloomberg takes lead in Florida:

The bad news keeps going for Biden, who dropped 15 points in Florida since the last poll.

Bloomberg leads the field with 27% in Florida, according to St. Pete Polls, while Biden is right behind at 26%. Buttigieg is at 11%, Sanders is at 10%, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar is at 9%, and Warren is at 5%.

Sanders now national frontrunner:

After trailing Biden in national polls for months, five out of six polls conducted this month show Sanders in first place.

Biden remains a close second to Sanders in the RealClearPolitics polling average, with Bernie ahead 23.6% to Biden’s 19.2%.

Biden’s fall has come as candidates like Bloomberg and Buttigieg continue to rise.

Bloomberg is now in third place with 14%, according to the polling average, ahead of Warren at 12.4%. Buttigieg has risen to double-digits after strong performances in Iowa and New Hampshire. Klobuchar has also seen an increase in support, but is still polling in single digits nationwide.