Trump, Clinton Hold Large Leads in N.Y. Primary Races: Poll

Donald Trump leads closest rival Ted Cruz by more than 50 ppts among likely voters in N.Y.’s Republican presidential primary, while Hillary Clinton enjoys an advantage close to that in the Democratic race, according to a poll by Boston-based Emerson College.

  • With Marco Rubio out of GOP race, Trump supported by 64% in survey, Cruz by 12%
    • John Kasich registered just 1%
  • Clinton leads Bernie Sanders, 71% to 23%
  • NOTE: New York holds primary April 19
  • In potential Nov. match-up for N.Y.’s 29 electoral votes, Clinton leads Trump, 55% to 36%
    • Sanders also runs ahead of Trump, 53% to 36%
  • NOTE: Poll conducted March 14-16; 298 likely Republican primary voters surveyed, with margin of error +/-5.6 ppts; 373 likely Democratic primary voters surveyed, with margin of error +/-5 ppts
  • NOTE: Trump, Sanders both born and raised in NYC; Clinton elected state's U.S. senator in 2000 and re-elected in 2006, established residency with her husband, ex-President Bill Clinton, in Chappaqua, N.Y.