Poll: Clinton leads Sanders by 12 points in New York
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFive takeaways from the final Trump-Biden debate Trump, Biden tangle over Wall Street ties, fundraising The Hill's Campaign Report: Trump, Biden face off for last time on the debate stage MORE has a double-digit edge over rival Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden defends his health plan from Trump attacks Progressives blast Biden plan to form panel on Supreme Court reform Sanders: Progressives will work to 'rally the American people' if Biden wins MORE in a new poll ahead of New York’s Democratic presidential primary.

Clinton leads Sanders, 54 to 42 percent, among likely Empire State Democratic primary voters in the Quinnipiac University survey released early Thursday.

An Emerson College poll conducted earlier this month gave Clinton a massive 48-point advantage over Sanders, suggesting her lead might be shrinking.


Clinton is more popular with women, pollsters found, with 59 percent favoring her and 37 percent preferring Sanders.

Sanders, in contrast, has a slight edge with men, with 49 percent picking him and 46 percent selecting Clinton.

Pollsters also said that white Democrats in New York are almost evenly split over the pair.

Black Democrats, however, overwhelmingly prefer Clinton, 66 to 31 percent.

Clinton also fares well against any GOP presidential candidate in New York, a state where she once served as senator.

She beats Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpMore than 300 military family members endorse Biden Five takeaways from the final Trump-Biden debate Biden: 'I would transition from the oil industry' MORE, 53 to 33 percent, pollsters found.

She would also best Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzQuinnipiac poll finds Biden, Trump tied in Texas China could cut our access to critical minerals at any time — here's why we need to act The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Goldman Sachs - Two weeks out, Trump attempts to rally the base MORE, 53 to 32 percent, they added, and John Kasich, 46 to 41 percent.

Sanders, however, would fare better against all three Republican candidates.

His victory margin over Trump would be 24 points — 56 to 32 percent. He would also beat Cruz by 28 points and Kasich by 10 points.

Quinnipiac University conducted its latest phone survey from March 22 to 29. It has a 3.7 percent margin of error for likely Democratic primary voters and 2.4 percent for all registered voters.