A poll this week of likely Democratic primary voters in Tennessee found Hillary Clinton crushing Bernie Sanders in the Volunteer State, in large part because of a commanding lead among African-American voters.
The poll, released by Public Policy Polling on Wednesday as part of a survey of 12 states that hold Democratic primaries between March 1 and March 8, found Clinton the choice of 58 percent of likely Tennessee Democratic voters, compared with 32 percent for Sanders.
Clinton is leading in 10 of the 12 states, according to the surveys, and holds wide leads in eight states, including Tennessee, in the South. The polls were commissioned by American Family Voices, a left-leaning advocacy organization.
The Tennessee poll, a phone survey of 500 likely Tennessee Democratic primary voters, was taken Feb. 14-16. It has a margin of error of 4.4 percentage points.
Tennessee’s Democratic and Republican primaries are set for March 1. Early voting began last week and continues until Tuesday.