Among the five Democratic candidates near the top of the primary field, Biden has the widest lead against Trump at 7 percentage points, 50% to 43%, according to a Jan. 3-7 survey of 600 likely Michigan voters by the Glengariff Group and provided to The Detroit News.
Bloomberg, a billionaire businessman who entered the race in November, holds a 6 percentage point lead over Trump in Michigan at 47% to 41%. Bloomberg, who reportedly entered the race due to Biden’s debate and polling performances, did well in the poll among male and independent voters.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, a self-declared democratic socialist from Vermont, led Trump 49% to 45% — a 4-point gap that represented a large drop from the 12-point advantage he held in May. He has been endorsed by three of the four members of the progressive Democratic female House members known as the “squad” — including U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Detroit.