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“We are going to win New York,” Sanders said on “CBS This Morning.”

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The Vermont senator touted his huge rally in the South Bronx on Thursday night — reportedly attended by 18,000 people — as evidence he’s off to a “good start” in his home state.

“We’re going to do rallies all over the state, and I think we have a good shot at this,” said Sanders, a Brooklyn native.

Clinton also has personal ties with New York, having served as its senator for eight years.

She leads Sanders by 27 points in the Empire State, according to a RealClearPolitics average of polls.

However, Sanders seems to be gaining ground quickly. A Thursday poll found him within 12 points of Clinton, 54 to 42 percent.

Reports emerged Friday that Clinton will pitch a $10 billion investment strategy in Syracuse, N.Y., aimed at revitalizing American manufacturing.