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Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders in new Maryland poll

Hillary Clinton currently holds a double-digit lead over Bernie Sanders in next week's Maryland primary, according to a new poll.

Democratic primary voters prefer Clinton by 25 points, a margin of 57 percent to 32 percent, according to a a new Monmouth University poll. At this point, she leads in just about every demographic group:

  • Men (59 to 32 percent)
  • Women (56 to 32 percent)
  • White voters (52 to 39 percent)
  • Black voters (64 to 20 percent)
  • Voters under 50 years of age (50 to 39 percent)
  • Voters over 50 years old (64 to 25 percent)

"The demographics of Maryland's Democratic electorate are similar to past primary states where Clinton has done very well," Monmouth University Polling Institute director Patrick Murray said in a press release. "However, it looks like that isn't as important a factor since she holds large leads among practically every voting bloc."

Maryland Democratic voters strongly prefer either of the Democrats to Donald Trump, with 87 percent saying they'd support Clinton, and five percent defecting to Trump in a general election matchup. The numbers are similar for Sanders, who would attract 83 percent of these voters, losing six percent to Trump.

Monmouth also polled on the Senate primary between Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland and Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Maryland. Van Hollen holds a 52 - 36 percent lead over Edwards.

The Monmouth University Poll was conducted by telephone from April 18 to 20, 2016 with 300 Maryland voters likely to vote in the Democratic presidential primary. This sample has a margin of error of+5.7 percent. The poll was conducted by the Monmouth University Polling Institute in West Long Branch, NJ.