Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton continues to have a double digit lead over her nearest rival Bernie Sanders, but with an ever less margin, according to a new poll which came just a week before the first vote is cast for US presidential nominees.
According to CNN/ORC poll, Clinton tops Sanders 52 per cent to 38 per cent among registered voters who are Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents.
Martin O’Malley, the 53-year-old former Maryland Governor who is the only other candidate in the fray, has support of just two per cent.
After the polls were out, CNN said though Clinton’s lead over Sanders remains in double-digits, these figures represent the tightest the contest has been since early September.
Clinton, the 68-year-old former secretary of state, and Sanders, a 74-year-old senator from Vermont, are running neck-and-neck in some opinion polls, though Clinton enjoys a wide advantage on a nationwide basis.
Poll results came a week before the first vote is cast is the presidential process that would end up in the presidential elections in November.
As per RealClearPolitics.Com, which monitors and aggregates all major polls, Clinton leads Sanders 52.0 per cent to 37.4 per cent.
Over the weekend and yesterday, Clinton was endorsed by two major newspapers Des Moines Register and Boston Globe.
The Globe, which backed then-Senator Barack Obama in 2008, has said in an editorial, explaining the reason for its endorsement, that Clinton is “more seasoned, more grounded, and more forward-looking than in 2008.”