Dipto Islam, Feb 14, 2016
CBS News “Battleground Tracker” poll released Sunday shows Sanders trailing behind Clinton by 19% point (Clinton 59% vs. Sanders 40%). Two other polls by ARG and NBC showed Sanders trailing by 38% (65% vs. 25%) and 37% (64% vs. 27%) point respectively. CBS poll shows that he has narrowed the gap by 15% point. Yet, average of the three polls give a Clinton lead by 31.4%.
The poll shows that Sanders has shortcomings in recognition. Only 44 % of respondents agreed that they know him “very well,” compared to 70% who said the same of Clinton.
It shows that Sanders has shortcomings in the preparedness for the president’s job. Only 51 percent of respondents saying he is “ready” to be commander in chief, compared to 80 percent who said the same of Clinton.
However, the CBS poll finds that Sanders is still seen as the more trustworthy candidate, with 75% of respondents saying he is “honest and trustworthy,” compared to 60% saying the same about Clinton.
The poll, which surveyed 1,315 registered voters online from Feb. 10 – 12, has a margin of error of 8.7 percent.
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