Poll: Sanders closes gap nationally

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersMellman: On Political Authenticity (Part 2) Former Sanders campaign manager: Don't expect email list to be shared with DNC Adult film star: Trump and Stormy Daniels invited me to 'hang out' MORE is closing the gap with the party’s front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonIntel Dem decries White House 'gag order' after Bannon testimony 'Total free-for-all' as Bannon clashes with Intel members Mellman: On Political Authenticity (Part 2) MORE, a new national poll released on Tuesday finds.

The NBC News/SurveyMonkey online tracking poll found that Clinton leads Sanders by 6 points, 49 percent to 43 percent, following the Vermont senator’s trio of victories over the weekend.

Last week, the former secretary of State held a 12-point lead over Sanders, 53 percent to 41 percent.

The poll also found that Sanders now performs better with male voters. The senator leads Clinton among men by 2 points. Last week, she led Sanders among that section of the electorate by 6 points.

The poll was conducted March 21–27 and surveyed 6,521 adults, including 5,741 who say they’re registered voters, via online.