Clinton Maintains Razor-Thin Lead Over Sanders In New National Poll

February 17, 2016 9:59 a.m.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continues to lead Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) by a very slim margin of just two points, according to a Quinnipiac national poll released Wednesday.

The poll showed support for Clinton at 44 percent while Sanders stood at 42 percent. This represents no change from the results of Quinnipiac’s previous national poll, carried out earlier in the month.

Most national polling, however, has tended to show a wider gulf between the two candidates even as Clinton’s lead has narrowed. TPM’s PollTracker Average shows Clinton in the lead at 46.2 percent compared to Sanders’ 41 percent.

The Quinnipiac poll was conducted by live phone interviews from Feb. 10-15. The sample population of likely Democratic voters was 563 with a margin of error of 4.1 percentage points.

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