Clinton Crushing Sanders In Pennsylvania
Hillary Clinton has a big lead over Bernie Sanders in Pennsylvania. In 2008, Clinton won the Keystone State handily, and was favored even before then-Senator Obama made his “cling to God and guns” gaffe.
A new survey from Harper Polling showed that Clinton had a 22-point lead over Sanders, 55 to 33 in the state. Clinton’s lead has fallen from earlier this month, when she was up by 30 points. It’s also unclear if the survey is reaching Sanders base, young and unlikely voters.
The Hill reports:
There are 210 delegates up for grabs in Pennsylvania’s April 26 primary. Sanders trails Clinton by about 300 delegates overall currently, and needs to start posting victories by wide margins if he’s going to catch her.
In the race to be the Democratic nominee to challenge incumbent Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), former Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) is in the lead with 41 percent support, following by former gubernatorial chief of staff Katie McGinty (D) at 31 percent.
McGinty has the support of the Democratic establishment, but continues to run behind Sestak in fundraising and in the polls.
Sestak narrowly lost to Toomey in 2010, a huge year for Republicans.
The Harper Polling survey of 603 likely Democratic voters in Pennsylvania was conducted between April 2-3 and has a 4-point margin of error.