Clinton leads by 12 points in New York
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Clinton has 51 percent support of likely Democratic primary voters. Sanders takes 39 percent.
 
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Among non-Hispanic white primary voters, Sanders leads Clinton by a small margin, 48 to 46 percent. Clinton has a large lead over the Vermont senator among black, Hispanic and other voters, 62 to 22 percent. She also holds a lead among voters age 50 and older and a small lead among voters under the age of 50, 45 to 43 percent.
 
The poll also found that likely voters consider Sanders about as much of a New Yorker as they do Clinton, who served as a senator from the state. Of those polled, 70 percent said Clinton did a good or excellent job as senator.
 
With the delegate-rich New York Democratic primary on April 19, both Sanders and Clinton have been campaigning in the state. Sanders is hoping to keep up his momentum, having won seven of the last eight contests.
 
In the November election against Republican front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump pushes back on recent polling data, says internal numbers are 'strongest we've had so far' Illinois state lawmaker apologizes for photos depicting mock assassination of Trump Scaramucci assembling team of former Cabinet members to speak out against Trump MORE, 84 percent of Democratic voters say they would back Sanders and just 6 percent say they would vote Trump. In an election between Clinton and Trump, 79 percent of Democratic primary voters say they would back Clinton, while 9 percent say they would vote for Trump.
  
The poll was conducted by telephone from April 8-10 among 302 New York voters likely to vote in the Democratic primary. The margin of error is 5.6 percent.