Poll: Clinton’s Lead Over Sanders Little Changed Nationwide

February 26, 2016 5:02 pm

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leads Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) by 11 percentage points, according to an NBC/SurveyMonkey poll released Friday.

The poll showed support for Clinton at 52 percent, while Sanders stood at 41 percent. This represents virtually no change since the previous NBC/SurveyMonkey poll taken in mid-February showed Clinton leading at 51 percent to Sanders’ 40 percent.

This survey comes as a number of national polls suggest Sanders has narrowed the gap that separated him from Clinton in the fall and winter. Some polls have even shown him slightly ahead of Clinton.

In any case, national polling only indirectly reflects the dynamic of the primary, and Clinton appears set to win double-digit victories in several of the states that go to the polls in the coming weeks beginning with Saturday’s South Carolina primary.

TPM’s PollTracker Average shows Clinton at 47.7 percent and Sanders at 43 percent.

The NBC/SurveyMonkey poll was carried out from Feb. 24-25. Pollsters surveyed 6433 registered voters online, with a margin of error of 1.9 percent.

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