Poll: Clinton leading Sanders by just 7 points
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHow Democrats can defy the odds in 2022 Close the avenues of foreign meddling Pelosi planned on retiring until Trump won election: report MORE’s lead over Vermont Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersAmazon workers have spoken — are progressives listening? What's really behind Joe Biden's far-left swing? It's time to declare a national climate emergency MORE (I) is now just 7 points among Democratic primary voters, according to a new poll.

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The NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Sunday morning found Clinton with 42 percent support nationally, compared to Sanders’s 35 percent.

If Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump: McConnell 'helpless' to stop Biden from packing court Biden, first lady send 'warmest greetings' to Muslims for Ramadan The business case for child care reform MORE does not run, pollsters found, Clinton’s lead over Sanders rises to 15 points. Biden had 17 percent support in the survey.

Clinton held a 34-point lead over Sanders in July, and a 60-point lead in June.

On the Republican side, Donald Trump and Ben Carson are atop the GOP field with 21 percent and 20 percent support from Republican primary voters, respectively.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is tied for third place with Carly Fiorina, with 11 percent apiece. 

The poll, conducted Sept. 20-24, has a 6.1 percent margin of error for Democratic primary voters. Its margin of error for Republican voters is 6.5 percent.