The new national poll from PPP is out, and Clinton leads Sanders by 18 points:
On the Democratic side Hillary Clinton continues to have a resounding lead with 54% to 36% for Bernie Sanders. Clinton leads within every gender, race, and age group except younger voters and her supporters are also more committed- 84% say they will definitely vote for her compared to 61% who say the same for Sanders. Democrats generally perceive Clinton to be a moderate- 45% think she is compared to 37% who think she's a liberal, and 9% who think she's a conservative. Among Clinton's own voters 53% think she's a moderate to 36% who think she's a liberal, so to her own base being a moderate is not a bad thing. 67% of voters consider Sanders to be a liberal to 13% who think he's a moderate, and 10% who think he's a conservative.Did you catch that last part? 10% of all Democrats and Sanders' own supporters think he's a conservative (see pg 42). That simply defies all logic...but it might explain why some of his supporters might vote for Trump when Clinton is the nominee.
And check out how much more committed Hillary supporters are compared to Bernie (84%-61%)!
Anyway, this 18-point margin matches last week's result from Monmouth, suggesting that the race is settling as we enter the home stretch.
Bottom line: No magical bird is going to change the minds of our nation's Democratic voters.
A little bird landing on Bernie’s podium was cute, but not a sign from heaven. Birds are everywhere...and he's a politician, not a preacher.— Hillary HQ (@Hillary_HQ) March 26, 2016