In the Democratic race nationwide, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has 44 percent, with Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont at 42 percent, and 11 percent undecided. This compares to a 61 – 30 percent Clinton lead in a December 22 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll.
Sanders also remains the stronger candidate for the general election in head to head match-ups with Republican candidates.
Sanders has the highest favorability rating among top candidates, while Trump has the lowest.
“Democrats nationwide are feeling the Bern as Sen. Bernie Sanders closes a 31-point gap to tie Secretary Hillary Clinton,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.
Here’s the question that was asked of the voters: (If Democrat or Democratic Leaner) If the Democratic primary for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, for whom would you vote?
DEMOCRATS/DEMOCRATIC LEANERS.... COLLEGE DEG Tot Men Wom Yes No Clinton 44% 38% 48% 45% 44% Sanders 42 48 38 42 42 SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 1 1 1 1 WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) 2 3 1 2 2 DK/NA 11 10 12 10 11
From February 2 – 4, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,125 registered voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 2.9 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones. The survey includes 507 Republicans with a margin of error of +/- 4.4 percentage points and 484 Democrats with a margin of error of +/- 4.5 percentage points.
The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado and the nation as a public service and for research.
See the full poll HERE