Until now, Sanders has never led in the Fox News Poll
The latest Fox News national poll finds 47 percent of Democratic primary voters now back the Vermont senator, up from 37 percent in January. Clinton gets 44 percent, down from 49 percent a month ago.
This is the first time Sanders has been ahead of Clinton, She led Sanders in the Fox poll by as many as 46 points last summer, and had a 22-point lead as recently as two months ago.
Many see Sanders’ promises of free college and universal health care as pie-in-the-sky, but 72 percent of Democrats say he is “realistic enough” to serve effectively as president. Overall, however, views are more mixed: 48 percent say Sanders is realistic enough, while 47 percent disagree. Among independents, it’s 48-44 percent.
Clinton’s Achilles’ heel may be trustworthiness. While Democrats think by 75-22 percent that Clinton “has the integrity” to serve effectively as president, a 55-percent majority of voters overall say she doesn’t. That includes 64 percent of independents.