Clinton Lead Over Sanders Narrows Slightly To Nine Points In National Poll

March 8, 2016 12:33 p.m.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton maintains a substantial nationwide lead among Democratic voters, although Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has narrowed that lead to single digits, according to an NBC/WSJ poll released Tuesday.

The poll showed support for Clinton at 53 percent, while Sanders came in at 44 percent. This indicates only a slight narrowing of the race since the previous NBC/WSJ poll was taken in February, showing Clinton leading 53 percent to 42 percent.

This result is consistent with most other nationwide polling, which has shown Clinton pulling ahead in recent weeks after a comparatively tight period of polling in mid-February.

TPM’s PollTracker Average shows Clinton leading Sanders at 52.1 percent to 39.4 percent.

The NBC/WSJ poll was carried out from March 3-6. Pollsters surveyed 410 people likely to vote in the Democratic primary by live telephone interview, with a margin of error of 4.8 percentage points.

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