On the eve of the New York primary election, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has narrowed the gap in his race against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
In an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released this afternoon, the gap between Clinton and Sanders is just two points, with the candidates garnering 50 percent and 48 percent of respondents' support, respectively.
The poll of 339 Democratic primary voters, which was conducted April 10 through April 14, found that Clinton leads with those over the age of 50, gaining 62 percent of that demographic's support. Sanders has the support of younger voters aged 18 to 49, however, garnering 66 percent of that voter group's support. Clinton had a nine point advantage over Sanders last month.
Tuesday's New York primary is seen as a key race seeing as it leads into five East Coast races taking place next week and could add to Sanders' momentum and winning streak. The senator has won eight of the last nine races in the Democratic presidential primary.