New York, NY – A Reuters 5-day rolling poll shows Democratic Presidential candidates U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton neck and neck among likely Democratic voters.
Among the same group surveyed, Sanders leads Clinton by 4 points in overall polling.
Among Democrats, the margin narrowed to less than a point with Clinton ahead, and 4 percent saying they wouldn’t vote.
Narrowing the numbers
Sanders polled highest among women voters over the 7-day period from April 6 – April 12, averaging 9 points above Clinton and climbing as high as 11.5 points over the former First Lady.
Among men, Clinton polled higher during the same period, averaging 7 points ahead of Sanders. The Clinton lead steadily declined from its peak at 15 percent on April 8, closing to just 2 percent on the 12th.
In age demographics, Sanders carried his most commanding lead among younger voters aged 18-34 with a 37 point lead. The age range accounted for 31 percent of individuals polled.
Clinton, in turn led among older generations, ahead by an average of 18 points in the age grouping 50 -65. The category accounted for 30 percent of those polled. Known as the Baby Boomer generation, individuals in this category polled highest in the “wouldn’t vote” category, with an average of 24 percent of voters saying they wouldn’t cast a ballot.
Among whites, Sanders polled 7 points higher. Whites polled made up 72 percent of the poll sampling. Clinton polled higher with those identifying as black voters, averaging 6 points higher than her opponent.The black voter demographic accounted for only 10 percent of those polled.
Both candidates spent the last few weeks canvassing the state of New York in advance of the state primary to be held April 19. The two Democrats meet up on Thursday evening in a Democratic debate to be held on by ABC’s Good Morning America. The debate will be aired on both ABC and CNN.
The New York Primary is followed by primaries in Rhode Island and Pennsylvania on the 26th of the month.
This article originally appeared on Examiner.com on April 14, 2016.