Poll shows slim lead for Clinton among Hispanics
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPoll shows Biden, Warren tied with Trump in Arizona The Hill's Morning Report - Trump touts new immigration policy, backtracks on tax cuts Hickenlooper announces Senate bid MORE narrowly leads her Democratic presidential rival Bernie SandersBernie Sanders2020 candidates have the chance to embrace smarter education policies Bernie Sanders Adviser talks criminal justice reform proposal, 'Medicare for All' plan Poll shows Biden, Warren tied with Trump in Arizona MORE among Hispanics, according to the latest NBC News/Survey Monkey online tracking poll released early Tuesday.


Clinton holds a 3-percentage point lead over Sanders among the demographic nationally, 46 to 43 percent. That gap between the candidates in the poll has narrowed in the past couple months.

Sanders leads Clinton among younger Hispanic voters, however. The Vermont senator holds a 26-point lead, 60 to 34 percent, among those under the age of 35. Older Hispanic voters support Clinton by 30 points.

The pair's battle for the Hispanic vote has intensified following Clinton's win in the Nevada caucuses over the weekend, where Hispanics represent a larger share of the electorate than in either Iowa or New Hampshire.

Clinton and Sanders are next jockeying for support in South Carolina, which holds voting on Saturday and where African-Americans are a significant portion of all voters.

Clinton has a double-digit lead among black voters nationally in the NBC tracking survey, trouncing Sanders by 43 points, 65 to 22 percent. By comparison, her lead overall nationally is 11 points.

The tracking survey was conducted Feb. 15–21 among a national sample of 11,662 adults, including 10,386 who said they were registered to vote.