Bernie Sanders Closing In on Hillary Clinton in New National Poll

Gap narrows by 14 points in the last month accord to new survey by NBC News/Wall Street Journal

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Bernie Sanders is closing in on Hillary Clinton, cutting her lead in national polling by more than half, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey released Thursday.

Clinton still holds a double-digit lead over Sanders — 53 percent to 42 percent — but the new poll shows her lead dropped to 14 points from 25 points a month ago.

The poll shows Clinton leading Sanders among minorities (62 percent to 33 percent), women (58 percent to 39 percent), primary voters age 50 and older (62 percent to 31 percent) and self-identified Democrats (58 percent to 37 percent).

But Sanders is ahead among white men (54 percent to 41 percent), independents (61 percent to 33 percent) and primary voters under the age of 50 (57 percent to 40 percent).

Sanders and Clinton are scheduled to appear on MSNBC’s town hall in Las Vegas on Thursday.