Feeling the Bern.
Via The Hill:
Hillary Clinton’s lead over Democratic presidential rival Bernie Sanders has narrowed in the latest national poll released Tuesday.
Clinton is favored to beat Sanders by 7 points, 49 to 42 percent, among registered Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents in the ABC News/Washington Post poll.
That’s the closest margin ever between the pair in the poll, which recorded a 52-point lead for Clinton, 68 to 16 percent, last July. It’s also the first time Clinton has slipped below 50 percent from Democratic-leaning voters.
The pair hold their own edge among voters split up by gender: Clinton leads 55 to 34 percent among women, while Sanders leads 53 to 41 percent among men.
While national polls do not reflect the likelihood of candidates to win in certain states, they can help indicate momentum in the race. The survey was conducted mostly last week, from March 3 to 6.