Sanders, Clinton in dead heat nationwide

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A new poll finds Democratic presidential hopefuls Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonMcMullin scraps Va. event to focus on Western states Climate’s on the ballot like never before Khizr Khan to campaign for Clinton in Va. MORE and Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders warns Clinton: Don't rush to compromise with GOP The Trail 2016: Who is really winning? The evidence backs Trump: We have a duty to doubt election results MORE in a dead heat nationwide. 

Clinton narrowly edges Sanders with 44 percent support, compared to the Vermont senator’s 42 percent support, a result that is within the Quinnipiac University poll’s margin of error.

The results are unchanged from the poll’s last iteration earlier this month. Eleven percent of Democrats remain undecided in the race.

Respondents saw Sanders as the more trustworthy, honest and empathetic candidate, while Clinton holds advantages in experience and leadership qualities.

Eighty-seven percent of respondents said Sanders is honest and trustworthy, compared to 61 percent who said the same of the former secretary of State.

And 86 percent said Sanders cares about their problems, compared to 78 percent for Clinton.

But 93 percent also said Clinton has the requisite experience to be commander in chief, compared to 74 percent for the Vermont Independent.

And 87 percent said the former first lady has the leadership qualities that they look for in a candidate, compared to 79 percent for Sanders. 

“Sen. Bernie Sanders and Secretary Clinton are neck and neck,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University poll. “But while Bernie has trust, Hillary has the experience.”

“Two different measurements of two dissimilar candidates,” he added.

The Quinnipiac University poll surveyed 563 Democrats from Feb. 10-15 and has a margin of error of 4.1 percent.