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A New Poll Shows Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton Are Neck and Neck

Democratic Presidential Candidates Hillary Clinton And Bernie Sanders Debate In Durham, New HampshireDemocratic Presidential Candidates Hillary Clinton And Bernie Sanders Debate In Durham, New Hampshire
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders at their MSNBC Democratic Candidates Debate in FebruaryPhotograph by Justin Sullivan — Getty Images

Hillary Clinton may be trouncing Bernie Sanders in the delegate count, but a recent poll shows the two Democratic candidates to be in a near dead heat.

49% of Democrats who voted or plan to vote in the party’s primary contest support Sanders, and 48% support Clinton, according to a new Bloomberg poll.

Currently, Clinton has 1,690 delegates to Sanders’ 946 of the 2,383 delegates required to win the nomination.

Sanders wins big among Democrats for what voters see as his sincerity and zeal. Nearly 60% of voters said that he cares the most about people like them, and 64% said that Sanders is trustworthy. Only a quarter of voters said the same for Clinton, according to Bloomberg.

 

But in promising news for Clinton, the former secretary of state leads Sanders among those who have not yet voted in the party’s primaries and caucuses, beating Sanders by a three-point margin.