Poll shows Sanders leading Tarrant

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Independent candidate Bernie Sanders has a 25-point lead in his race for the U.S. Senate.

That’s according to a new poll released yesterday and conducted for WCAX-TV.

The poll suggests Sanders would get 58% of the vote if the election were held now, while Republican businessman Rich Tarrant would get 33% the poll found. Eight percent were undecided.

The telephone poll of 400 likely voters was conducted by Research 2000 of Rockville, MD. The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points.

According to the poll, Sanders was widely known and voters have a favorable opinion of him. It found that 64% of respondents viewed Sanders favorably, 29% unfavorably and 7% had no opinion.

Tarrant, who has been conducting television advertising for months, was viewed favorably by 36% and unfavorably by 35 percent. Twenty-nine had no opinion.

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