Poll: Sanders closes gap nationally

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersNewsom endorses Kamala Harris for president Business, conservative groups slam Trump’s national emergency declaration Poll: Sanders, Biden seen as most popular second choices in Dem primary MORE is closing the gap with the party’s front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonOvernight Defense: Trump declares border emergency | .6B in military construction funds to be used for wall | Trump believes Obama would have started war with North Korea | Pentagon delivers aid for Venezuelan migrants Sarah Sanders says she was interviewed by Mueller's office Trump: I believe Obama would have gone to war with North Korea 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.