Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders launches nonprofit to carry on campaign's goals The Trail 2016: Control the Alt-Right Shift Uber to help drivers plan for retirement MORE is in a dead heat with rival Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump campaign manager: 'Perhaps' he should release medical records Clinton on pay-for-play accusations: a lot of smoke and no fire Trump ties campaign to Brexit: Time to 'redeclare' US independence MORE just days beforethe party's Nevada caucuses this weekend, according to a new CNN/ORC poll.
The former first lady led in the poll by 16 points in October, besting Sanders by a 50 percent to 34 percent margin.
The economy is rated the top issue by 42 percent of Nevada Democrats, and among that group, 52 percent back Sanders, versus 43 percent for Clinton.
Clinton is seen by 48 percent of respondents as the best candidate to handle the economy, compared to 47 percent for the Vermont senator.
But when asked who would do the most to help the middle class, 50 percent said Sanders, compared to 47 percent for Clinton.
On foreign policy, the former secretary of State is the clear favorite, with 68 percent of respondents saying she would handle international relations better then Sanders.
The CNN/ORC poll, which surveyed 282 likely Democratic voters in Nevada from Feb. 10 – 15, has a margin of error of 6 percent.