Poll: Trump, Clinton Lead in New York Primary
According to a Quinnipiac University poll released last Thursday, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton hold double-digit percentage point leads in the April 19 New York presidential primary.
The poll found that Clinton, who represented New York in the U.S. Senate from 2001 through 2009, leads Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders 54% to 42%. It also shows Trump with 56%, leading Texas Senator Ted Cruz (with 20%) and Ohio Governor John Kasich (with 19%).
New York’s presidential primary is often held too late in the nominating season to impact the outcome of either party’s race for the nomination. However, this year no major party candidate has secured enough delegates to win the nomination, resulting in a meaningful race in New York.
WFP to Mobilize Support for Sanders
The state’s Working Families Party (WFP) announced this week that it plans a “full-throated mobilization” on behalf of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders ahead of the state’s April 19 presidential primary.
The labor-backed organization endorsed Sanders over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton last December. The WFP’s leadership said that it has been working to build a grassroots organizing campaign for the U.S. Senator from Vermont.