Democratic presidential candidate Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill's Campaign Report: Trump faces backlash after not committing to peaceful transition of power Bernie Sanders: 'This is an election between Donald Trump and democracy' The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump stokes fears over November election outcome MORE on Friday predicted he will defeat rival Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFox News poll: Biden ahead of Trump in Nevada, Pennsylvania and Ohio Trump, Biden court Black business owners in final election sprint The power of incumbency: How Trump is using the Oval Office to win reelection MORE in New York’s primary.

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


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.