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New national poll has Bernie Sanders surging to 1st place over Hillary Clinton

A new poll has Bernie Sanders leading Hillary Clinton by 2 percentage points – 49 to 47.

According to The Hill, a new poll has Bernie Sanders leading Hillary Clinton by 2 percentage points – 49 to 47.

Additionally, the poll points out division amongst Democrats, with one-quarter of Sanders supporters saying they would refuse to back Clinton in the general election. Wednesday’s new McClatchy-Marist poll finds that just 69 percent of Sanders supporters say that they would support Clinton if she were to become the party’s nominee.

From The Hill:

Sanders supporters least likely to support Clinton if she wins the nomination include independents, moderates and men, according to the poll, while his backers who are most likely to support the former secretary of State include nonwhites, Democrats, women and people ages 18 to 44.

Only 14 percent of those supporting Clinton say they wouldn’t back the Vermont Independent senator in a general election, with 79 percent saying they would support him.

Overall, the poll found Sanders leading among those ages 29 and younger, Hispanics and independents. Clinton leads among those 60 and older, African-Americans and Democrats.

The poll was conducted from March 29 to March 31 with 1,297 as participants and has a margin for error of 2.7 points.

Despite Sanders’ latest gains, Clinton still leads the overall delegate race with a score of 1,279 to 1,027.

Featured image: Jonah Engler (Flickr)

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