A new national poll from the Marist Institute for Public Opinion gives Bernie Sanders a slight but significant lead over Hillary Clinton in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Of the 1,297 poll participants — surveyed from March 29-31 — 49 selected Sanders as their first choice for president while Clinton earned 47 percent of the vote, but Marist Institute Director Lee Miringoff claimed that “right now, the Sanders voters are more reluctant to support a Clinton candidacy.”
According to the poll’s findings, more than a quarter of Sanders supporters (31 percent) claimed they will not support Clinton if she wins the nomination, which Miringoff called “potentially worrisome.”
Conversely, only 14 percent of the former secretary of state’s supporters claimed they would not vote for Sanders.
Sanders also clobbers Clinton in several key demographics.
He out polls her 63-31 percent among Latinos, 62-32 percent among independents and 76-23 percent among voters under the age of 30. (VIDEO: Hillary — The Youths … ‘They Really Like Me’)
On Tuesday night, Sanders took home victory in Wisconsin’s Democratic primary, his sixth victory in the past seven contests.