New York, NY -A Reuters rolling poll has Democratic Presidential Candidate, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders holding a lead over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in overall polling.
The rolling poll results, compiled over a period of time from February 1 through April 15, show Clinton maintaining a less than 1 point lead over Sanders among likely Democratic voters.
The poll narrowed and defined by age groupings, Sanders holds his strongest position atop the leader board among 18-34 year-olds at 61 percent to Clinton’s 26 percent. Among parties, the U.S. senator commands the Independent vote at 46 percent to Clinton’s 25 percent. And among Independents, Clinton supporters trail those who would not vote who tallied at 30 percent.
Clinton, whose strongest following is among voters aged 50-65, maintaining an 18 point average lead over Sanders over the 5-day.
Among whites, Sanders led throughout with at average 6.6 percent, growing his lead to double digits since the Brooklyn Democratic debate on April 14th.
Clinton held her double-digit lead among black voters.
The two Democratic candidates face off in New York’s Primary on April 19, with recent statewide polling giving Clinton a double-digit edge.
A CBS Battleground Tracker poll shows Clinton with a 10 point lead in New York’s closed primary, where there is no Independent vote.