A new poll conducted by Quinnipiac University recently revealed that Hillary Clinton currently has a double-digit lead over fellow Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders in New York’s Democratic presidential primary. Clinton has 54 percent of the vote in the Empire State, while Sanders has 42 percent, putting her twelve points ahead.
The poll, which was conducted from March 22-29, revealed that Hillary Clinton is more popular with female voters. Fifty-nine percent of women favored her in this new poll, with only 37 percent favoring Bernie Sanders. Sanders, though, holds more favor with male voters, although the difference is not as significant as with the women who participated in the poll. Forty-nine percent of men preferred Sanders, while only 46 percent chose Clinton instead.
The poll also showed a nearly even split between white New York Democrats over Clinton and Sanders. Clinton is winning the votes of Black Democrats by large margins, though, with 66 percent compared to Sanders’ 31 percent.
The results of this poll definitely seem to favor Clinton, as they also show that she will do well against any of the GOP candidates in the state of New York. The poll found that she would beat Republican front-runner Donald Trump 53 percent to 33 percent, Ted Cruz 53 percent to 32 percent, and John Katich 46 percent to 41 percent. It makes sense that Clinton would do well in the state of New York, though, considering the fact that she was once a senator there.
There is some good news for Bernie Sanders supporters, though. While Clinton would do well against all of the Republican candidates, Sanders would do even better. The poll revealed that he would beat Trump 56 percent to 32 percent — a victory margin of 24 points. He would beat cruz by 28 points, compared to Clinton’s 21 points, and Katich by ten points, compared to Clinton’s 5.
There has currently been tension between Clinton and Sanders regarding the state of New York as Hillary Clinton has thus far refused to debate there. The video below, courtesy of NBC News via YouTube, shows Sanders calling on Clinton to debate in the Empire State. We’ll just have to wait and see if his call pays off.
For those looking for more information about the Quinnipiac University Poll, it has a 3.7 percent margin of error for likely Democratic primary voters and a 2.4 percent margin of error for all registered voters.
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