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Poll: Clinton Leads Sanders By 12 Points In New York; Sanders Leads Clinton By 6 Points In Wisconsin

Two new polls about the next big contests coming up in the Democratic primary race for President shows the two remaining candidates splitting the states.

In New York, the former Secretary of State leads the Vermont Senator by 12 points according to a new Quinnipiac University poll, 54 to 42 percent. New York is something of a home state for them both, Sanders hails from Brooklyn and Clinton represented New York in the Senate.

The Hill reports: 

An Emerson College poll conducted earlier this month gave Clinton a massive 48-point advantageover Sanders, suggesting her lead might be shrinking.

Clinton is more popular with women, pollsters found, with 59 percent favoring her and 37 percent preferring Sanders.

Sanders, in contrast, has a slight edge with men, with 49 percent picking him and 46 percent selecting Clinton.

Pollsters also said that white Democrats in New York are almost evenly split over the pair.

Black Democrats, however, overwhelmingly prefer Clinton, 66 to 31 percent.

Clinton also fares well against any GOP presidential candidate in New York, a state where she once served as senator.

She beats Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, 53 to 33 percent, pollsters found.

She would also best Ted Cruz, 53 to 32 percent, they added, and John Kasich, 46 to 41 percent.

Sanders, however, would fare better against all three Republican candidates.

His victory margin over Trump would be 24 points — 56 to 32 percent. He would also beat Cruz by 28 points and Kasich by 10 points.

Quinnipiac University conducted its latest phone survey from March 22 to 29. It has a 3.7 percent margin of error for likely Democratic primary voters and 2.4 percent for all registered voters.

In Wisconsin, a Public Policy Polling survey finds that Sanders has a six-point advantage over Hillary Clinton, 49 to 43 percent respectively.

The Hill reports:

The former secretary of State has an edge among Democrats in the open primary, 50 to 42 percent, but Sanders defeats her by more than 30 points among independents.

Sanders also leads the Democratic front-runner among young voters and men, but Clinton holds a 13-point lead among seniors.

Clinton and Sanders are in a tight race in the Badger State. A Marquette Law School poll released Wednesday showed the Vermont senator leading by 4 points.

The PPP poll of 720 likely Democratic primary voters, conducted from March 28 to 29, has a margin of error of 3.7 percentage points. The margin of error among all registered voters is 2.6 percent.


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