Poll: Sanders closes gap nationally

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie SandersBernie SandersIraq War looms over Trump battle with Iran 2020 Dems break political taboos by endorsing litmus tests Iowa Democrats brace for caucus turnout surge MORE is closing the gap with the party’s front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonNevada Senate passes bill that would give Electoral College votes to winner of national popular vote 2020 Dems break political taboos by endorsing litmus tests Iowa Democrats brace for caucus turnout surge 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.