Poll: Clinton hangs on to large lead in New York
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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFor Joe Biden, an experienced foreign policy team Millennials and the great reckoning on race Biden chooses Amanda Gorman as youngest known inaugural poet MORE has a 17-point lead over rival Bernie SandersBernie SandersSenate Democrats leery of nixing filibuster 'Almost Heaven, West Virginia' — Joe Manchin and a 50-50 Senate Biden to seek minimum wage in COVID-19 proposal MORE in New York just days before the state’s crucial primary, a new poll shows.

Clinton has the support of 57 percent of likely Democratic voters in the NBC4 New York/Wall Street Journal/Marist Poll released Thursday, while Sanders has 40 percent.


Those results are similar to the same poll released Monday, in which Clinton had a 14-point lead over the Vermont senator.

“As the primary approaches, the back-and-forth of the candidates has not dramatically changed the New York contest,” said Lee M. Miringoff, the director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion in a statement.

The poll also shows Clinton support is heavier in the New York City area, while Sanders performed better in the upstate area. Clinton had support of 61 percent of New York City voters compared to Sanders’s 35 percent. More than half of those polled in the upstate area said they planned to vote for Sanders.

The poll was conducted April 11 among 591 likely voters with a margin of error of 4 points.

Both Sanders and Clinton have campaigned heavily in New York leading up to the state’s primary, where several polls have predicted a win for the former secretary of State and New York senator.

Clinton leads Sanders in New York by 14 points, according to a RealClearPolitics average of polls.