Poll: Sanders closes gap nationally

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden will help close out Texas Democrats' virtual convention: report Senate Dems press DOJ over coronavirus safety precautions in juvenile detention centers Gabbard drops defamation lawsuit against Clinton MORE is closing the gap with the party’s front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonLongtime Democratic pollster: Warren 'obvious solution' for Biden's VP pick How Obama just endorsed Trump Gabbard drops defamation lawsuit against Clinton 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.