Hillary Clinton ended Bernie Sanders winning streak with a big victory in New York. The New York defeat puts the pressure on Sanders to win next week’s Pennsylvania primary.
Clinton’s win in New York not only stopped Sanders momentum, but makes his path to the nomination even harder. Clinton received more good news as two recent polls show her lead in Pennsylvania growing.
Pennsylvania has become a must-win state for Sanders as it represents the largest delegate prize in next week’s primaries. There are 189 delegates at stake in Pennsylvania. The challenge for the Sanders campaign is the delegates are divided proportionally based on the results. This makes it difficult for Sanders to gain considerable ground on Clinton.
Here’s a look at the latest Pennsylvania Democratic polls.
RealClear Politics Average
RealClear Politics keeps a running average of the Pennsylvania polls. The average includes data from five polls. The Monmouth poll conducted April 17-19, the Franklin & Marshall poll conducted April 11-18, the FOX News poll conducted April 4-7, the Quinnipiac poll conducted March 30-April 4 and the Harper poll conducted April 2-3.
The Monmouth poll was conducted April 17-19. It has a margin of error of 5.6 percentage points.
Franklin & Marshall
The Franklin & Marshall poll was conducted April 11-18. It has a margin of error of 5.3 percentage points.
The FOX News poll was conducted April 4-7. It has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.
The Quinnipiac poll was conducted March 30-April 4. It has a margin of error of 4.3 percentage points.
The Harper poll was conducted April 2-3. It has a margin of error of 4.0 percentage points.