Poll: Clinton leads Sanders by 12 points in New York
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSanders campaign reports raising M in less than a day The Memo: Bernie Sanders’s WH launch sharpens ‘socialist’ question Roger Stone invokes gag order in new fundraiser MORE has a double-digit edge over rival Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersSanders campaign reports raising M in less than a day The Memo: Bernie Sanders’s WH launch sharpens ‘socialist’ question Gillibrand uses Trump Jr. tweet to fundraise 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.

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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 TrumpTrump nominates Jeffrey Rosen to replace Rosenstein at DOJ McCabe says ‘it’s possible’ Trump is a Russian asset McCabe: Trump ‘undermining the role of law enforcement’ MORE, 53 to 33 percent, pollsters found.

She would also best Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzO'Rourke mulling another Senate run as well as presidential bid Texas senator introduces bill to produce coin honoring Bushes Trump working on labels for 2020 Dems: report 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.