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Trump, Clinton hold big leads in N.Y., Pa., in new polls

Analysis: Donald Trump must win big to clinch... 04:56

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have big leads in their respective primaries in New York and Pennsylvania, according to a pair of new polls released by Fox News on Sunday.

On the Republican side, front-runner Donald Trump leads the pack in the Empire State by more than 30 points, crossing the 50-percent threshold necessary to win all of New York's state-level delegates. He takes 54 percent of the vote there; Ohio Gov. John Kasich comes in second with 22 percent, with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz trailing at 15 percent. After a two-week gap between contests, New York is next to vote on April 19.

The picture is similar in Fox's poll out of Pennsylvania, which votes April 26: Trump leads big, with Kasich coming in second and Cruz taking last place. Among likely GOP voters, Trump takes 48 percent, followed by 22 percent for Kasich and 20 percent for Cruz.

In the Democratic primary, Clinton has solid leads over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. She gets 53 percent of the vote in New York, the state she represented in the Senate for eight years, followed by Sanders at 37 percent. Sanders, behind in delegates, has touted New York as a state where he can do well and work to close the delegate gap.

In Pennsylvania, Clinton's lead is smaller but still in double digits: she gets 49 percent of the vote, compared with 38 percent for Sanders.

Looking ahead to the general election, Clinton would defeat Trump in New York by 16 points; Sanders would defeat him by 19 points. In Pennsylvania, it's much more evenly matched: Clinton and Trump would be tied at 44 percent each, the poll found.

The Pennsylvania poll surveyed 1,607 likely primary voters from April 4-7, and the sample for each primary has a margin of error of +/- 3.5 percentage points. The New York poll surveyed 1,403 likely primary voters from April 4-7. The Democratic sample has a margin of error of +/- 3.5 percentage points, while the Republican sample has a margin of error of +/- 4 percentage points.

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