The primary is Tuesday, and it’s almost a must-win for Bernie Sanders, but he is trailing Joe Biden badly in two recent polls.
Worth remembering, though, that polls showed Sanders well behind Hillary Clinton there right before the 2016 primary, and he pulled out a win anyway on the strength of a surge in younger voters.
According to the Washington Examiner:
Post-Super Tuesday polling has Joe Biden with a substantial advantage over Bernie Sanders on the eve of elections in Michigan.
Biden has the support of 51% of likely Democratic primary voters in Michigan, according to a Monmouth University Poll released Monday afternoon. The Vermont senator, in turn, has 36% of the vote in a must-win state if he wants to stay in the party’s race for the White House.
While 2% remain undecided and 6% will cast their ballot for uncommitted delegates, 17% have already voted for candidates who have dropped out of the contest, the public opinion survey found.
Biden leads Sanders with white Democrats and minority voters. Although the former Burlington mayor beats Biden with Democrats younger than 50 and men, the two-term vice president and 36-year Delaware senator wins with Democrats older than 50 and women by a greater margin.