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Poll: Klobuchar leads in Minnesota ahead of Super Tuesday primary

The UMass-Lowell poll shows the Minnesota senator running first in her home state.
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LOWELL, Mass. — Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar is leading all Democratic presidential candidates in her home state ahead of the March 3 primary, according to a poll conducted by the University of Massachusetts-Lowell Center for Public Opinion.

The poll shows Klobuchar with support from 27 percent of likely Democratic primary voters in Minnesota, ahead of Sen. Bernie Sanders at 21 percent, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren at 16 percent.

Other major candidates polled at 10 percent support or less, with former mayor Pete Buttigieg at 10 percent, former Vice President Joe Biden and former mayor Mike Bloomberg tied at 9 percent, and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard at 4 percent support.

The poll found 4 percent of voters still undecided.

Klobuchar's lead of six percentage points falls within the poll's 6.4 percent margin of error.

If these results were to hold true on election night, Klobuchar, Sanders and Warren would be the only candidates to receive Democratic convention delegates by reaching the 15 percent vote threshold in Minnesota.

The UMass-Lowell poll also found 62 percent of likely voters are firm in their choice; 38 percent said they could still change their mind.

Klobuchar had the highest favorability rating of candidates in the poll, followed by Warren.

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According to its website, the University of Massachusetts Lowell’s Center for Public Opinion conducts non-partisan, independently-funded polls at the state and national levels. Their Minnesota primary poll surveyed 450 likely voters between Feb. 12 and Feb. 19.

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