While Hillary Clinton is poised for a large victory during tomorrow’s New York Democratic primary, new national polling should have Team Clinton very, very worried.
Secretary Clinton now leads Socialist Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders by just 2 points, 50-48, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
Bernie Sanders has almost closed the gap between him and rival Hillary Clinton, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News national poll, which shows the Vermont senator picking up four percentage points and Clinton slipping since last month’s survey.
Sanders now has 48 percent support nationwide, putting him in a virtual tie with Clinton, who is at 50 percent — a difference that’s well within the poll’s 5.3 percentage point margin of error.
While it’s good news for Sanders, it may be too late to matter. Clinton has a strong lead in the delegate race, 1,758 to 1,076 when counting both delegates and superdelegates, and the former secretary of state is expected to perform well in the upcoming contests, which are closed to the independents that have boosted Sanders’ campaign.
But the poll numbers still mark a stunning turnaround for the Vermont senator. Sanders was more than 20 percentage points behind Clinton in January, and was 60 points behind Clinton in June.
Like most polls, this one breaks down along age lines: 66 percent of voters under the age of 49 prefer Sanders (34 percent go for Clinton), and 62 percent over the age of 49 like Clinton, while 35 percent go for Sanders.
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