Hillary Clinton’s Support in New York, Wisconsin Declines

Email saga continues to dog campaign

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders / AP


Hillary Clinton’s support in New York and Wisconsin, two crucial upcoming primary states, is falling as new details regarding her email scandal continue to emerge.

Polls released Thursday show Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) closing in on Clinton’s lead in New York and eclipsing her in Wisconsin with the primary elections in both states less than three weeks away.

A Quinnipiac University poll found that Clinton maintains a 12-percentage-point lead over Sanders in New York, a shift from polling released earlier in March showing the former senator ahead by as many as 48 points.

In Wisconsin, Sanders has opened a five-point lead over Clinton, according to a Fox Business Network poll.

Forty-eight percent of likely Democratic primary voters in the state said they would choose Sanders as the presidential nominee while 43 percent said they would go for Clinton. While the former secretary of state initially held a wide lead over her competitor, the race in Wisconsin has narrowed over a matter of months, with most recent polling showing Sanders slightly ahead.

The Wisconsin primary election takes place next Tuesday while New York voters will head to the polls April 19.

The FBI’s nearly year-long investigation into the unsecured private email system that Clinton used during her time serving as secretary of state has continued to haunt her bid for the presidency.

A report earlier this week indicated that FBI investigators have wrapped up the examination of Clinton’s email and are preparing to interview top Clinton aides, including the former first lady herself.

If Sanders maintains his lead over Clinton in Wisconsin next week, the self-described Democratic socialist will have defeated Clinton in six of the last seven races.

Still, Clinton maintains a significant delegate lead over Sanders in the race for the nomination.

Natalie Johnson

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Natalie Johnson is a staff writer at the Washington Free Beacon. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, she was a news reporter at the Daily Signal. Johnson’s work has been featured in outlets such as Newsweek, Fox News and Drudge Report. She graduated from James Madison University in 2015 with a B.A. in political science and journalism. She can be reached at johnson@freebeacon.com. Her twitter handle is @nataliejohnsonn.

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