Could 2016 get any more chaotic? Well it just did based on the latest national polling conducted by NBC News and its partner Survey Monkey which shows Donald Trump dominating his GOP rivals and Bernie Sanders in a dead heat with Hillary Clinton.
Marco Rubio is down, John Kasich is up and Donald Trump is still head and shoulders above the rest of the Republican field, according to the results of the latest national NBC News/SurveyMonkey weekly online tracking poll released Tuesday. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton’s advantage over Bernie Sanders has narrowed to its smallest in the last seven weeks.
In the Republican race, Trump took 38 percent, followed by 18 percent for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, 14 percent for Rubio (a decrease of 3 points from the last survey), 8 percent for Ben Carson, 7 percent for Kasich (up 4 points from last time) and 4 percent for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
Among Democrats, Clinton leads Sanders 50 percent to 40 percent. Heading into South Carolina, whose Democratic voting electorate is more racially diverse than either Iowa or New Hampshire, Sanders holds a narrow 3-point advantage over Clinton (47 percent to 44 percent) among white voters.
While Sanders has drawn a significant portion of his support from the youngest voting bloc (under the age of 30), just 25 percent of millennial black voters said they are supporting the Vermont senator, compared with 64 percent who said they are backing Clinton. The reverse is true among white millennials, who support Sanders 75 percent to 22 percent.
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