Poll: Clinton Leading Sanders In New York, 52-42
A new poll by Siena College finds Bernie Sanders has narrowed the gap with Hillary Clinton in the New York presidential primary race. As Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports, Sanders has pulled to within 52 percent to 42 percent, but Clinton leads in key voting regions. On the Republican side, Donald Trump has a commanding lead before Tuesday's primary.
The Siena college poll finds that while 52 percent of Democrats would vote for Hillary Clinton, compared to 42 percent for Bernie Sanders, Clinton is ahead in voter-rich New York City and surrounding suburbs. The two are even in upstate, but that represents just around one-quarter of total Democratic voters. Siena’s Steve Greenberg says there’s also an age divide between the two candidates.
Clinton is also ahead with older voters, while Sanders leads with younger voters.
“The real question is do those young voters feel the Bern enough to come out and actually vote on Tuesday?" Greenberg said. "If they do, that could make this race much closer."
On the Republican side, Donald Trump has a strong lead, with the support of half of all New York’s GOP voters, with Kasich and Cruz running more than 20 points behind.