Latest New York Primary Polls: Donald Trump Builds On Lead, Clinton Holds Double Digit Edge On Sanders

Jonathan Vankin - Author

Aug. 22 2017, Updated 4:40 a.m. ET

With just two days to go before the New York primary elections, the latest polls show races that look largely unchanged on both the Democratic and Republican sides, though the Democratic race may have tightened somewhat, and the GOP contest appears even more one-sided than in earlier polls.

Hillary Clinton holds on to a comfortable, double-digit lead over Bernie Sanders in the Democratic race, while Donald Trump has expanded his already overwhelming advantage over his Republican opponents.

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The newest individual poll was conducted by CBS News and YouGov from April 13 to April 15, which for the Democrats means that at least partially, the results would factor in what took place on April 14 when Clinton and Sanders squared off on a Brooklyn stage in what turned out to be their most heated, acrimonious debate of the nine between them so far.

Voters who missed the fireworks can watch a full replay of that debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in the video below.

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The CBS News/YouGov poll in New York was released on Sunday, April 17, and it surveyed 1,050 likely voters who called themselves Democrats and 705 on the Republican side. The Democratic YouGov poll carries a 4.4 point margin of error, but in the Republican poll, the “MoE” is 5.9 percentage points.

But the relatively large margin of error for Republicans should make no difference for the party’s frontrunner, New York businessman and native Donald Trump, who leads the GOP field by a whopping 33 percentage points, according to the CBS News/YouGov survey. Trump takes an unassailable 54 percent of Republican support while Texas Senator Ted Cruz takes 21 percent, edging past Ohio Governor John Kasich with 19.

For the Democrats, former New York Senator and United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton holds on to a 10 point lead — unchanged from the last CBS News/YouGov poll way back on April 1. The share of the vote also remains the same as in the earlier YouGov poll, with Clinton gathering 53 percent and Sanders 43 percent.


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