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New York poll: Clinton tops Sanders by double-digits

Hillary Clinton is maintaining her double-digit lead over Democratic presidential rival Bernie Sanders in New York, ahead of the April 19 primary, according to a new poll.

Clinton leads Sanders 51%-39% among New York Democrats, according to a Monmouth University poll released Monday. The poll found Clinton and Sanders effectively tied among white voters -- 48% for Sanders, 46% for Clinton -- but the former secretary of state leads the Vermont senator 62% to 22% among African-American, Hispanic and other non-white voters.
Clinton's support appears to be broad-based throughout the Empire State, with about 50% support in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens, as well as the suburbs of Nassau and Westchester counties and upstate New York. Sanders' best showing is upstate, with 44%, and worst among voters in Brooklyn and Queens (36%) and Manhattan and the Bronx (35%), according to the survey.
"I'm sure the Clinton camp was hoping for a much bigger lead in her adopted home state, but any such advantage appears to be limited against Sanders," said Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute, in a memo accompanying the poll results.
The results are similar to recent findings from Quinnipiac University and Fox News,which also showed her double-digit leads in the state she was twice elected to the Senate.
Sanders' campaign manager Jeff Weaver had downplayed expectations for the Brooklyn native earlier Monday.
"I think Sen. Sanders is going to do very very well here. It's possible he could win, but we don't need to win, to win," Weaver told CNN's Chris Cuomo on "New Day."
The Monmouth poll surveyed 302 likely Democratic voters between April 8-10 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 5.6 percentage points.

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