New York Democratic Polls 2016: Clinton Leads Sanders

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, New York Democratic polls, latest current polling numbers

New York is a key state in the Democratic nomination race. (Getty)

Even before the Wisconsin Democratic primary, both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were fighting for votes in New York. The Empire State is pivotal in the nomination process with its 291 delegates at stake in the April 19 primary.

Both candidates have strong ties to New York. Sanders was born in Brooklyn while Clinton served as a state senator earlier in her career.

After posturing by both campaigns, Clinton and Sanders finally agreed to their next debate with Brooklyn serving as the location. The debate will be hosted by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on April 14 just a few days before the primary.

The early polls have been favorable for Clinton. According to RealClear Politics, she has an average lead of 11 percentage points over Sanders in the two most recent polls. Sanders faced an even larger margin in earlier New York polls where some polling data showed Clinton with over twice the amount of support as Sanders.

Given the delegates are divided proportionally to results, a large victory for Clinton would be devastating to Sanders comeback attempt given the amount of delegates up for grabs in New York.

Here’s a look at the latest New York Democratic polls.

RealClear Politics Average

RealClear Politics keeps a running average of the New York polls. The polls include data from two polls. The CBS News/YouGov poll conducted March 29-April 1 and the Quinnipiac poll conducted March 22-29.

Hillary Clinton 53.5
Bernie Sanders 42.5

CBS News/YouGov

The CBS News/YouGov poll was conducted March 29-April 1. It has a margin of error of 5 percentage points.

Hillary Clinton 53
Bernie Sanders 43


The Quinnipiac poll was conducted March 22-29. It has a margin of error of 3.7 percentage points.

Hillary Clinton 54
Bernie Sanders 42