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Sanders, Clinton tied nationally, Trump leading NY primary

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are tied nationally in the United States in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, a new poll shows.

Released Tuesday afternoon, the new national Reuters/Ipsospoll showed both sides scoring 48 percent, the Hill reported.

A McClatchy-Marist survey released last week showed the Vermont senator was ahead of the former secretary of state but the two have been running relatively close for the past two months.

This is while the former First Lady still maintains a significant delegate lead over her rival.

Clinton has support from 469 superdelegates while Sanders has only 31.

Voters are set to go to polls on April 19 in the key state of New York, where Clinton has been an influential senator and Sanders was born.

Trump leading NY, Kasich trailing

On the Republican side, another new poll shows billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump enjoying a large lead over his contenders, Texas Senator Ted Cruz as well as Ohio Governor John Kasich.

According to the Public Policy Polling survey, the New York-born has a 51 percent support far ahead of Kasich with 25 percent and further Cruz with 20.

(From left to right) GOP presidential hopefuls Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich

Sixty-five percent of the key state’s GOP voters find Trump favorable and 29 percent unfavorable while for Kasich the figures stand at 41 percent favorable rating and 38 percent unfavorable rating and Cruz has the lowest with 35 percent viewing him favorably and 50 percent unfavorably.

Trump also leads among “very conservative” voters, moderates, men, seniors, younger voters and women.


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