- The Washington Times - Monday, April 25, 2016

Sen. Bernard Sanders leads Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton in Rhode Island and is within striking distance in Connecticut ahead of Tuesday’s primary contests, according to polling released Monday.

Mr. Sanders had a 4-point, 49 percent to 45 percent, lead in Rhode Island, according to the poll from the Democratic-leaning firm Public Policy Polling, while Mrs. Clinton had a 2-point, 48 percent to 46 percent, edge in Connecticut.

Mrs. Clinton had a 10-point, 51 percent to 41 percent, lead over Mr. Sanders in Pennsylvania. All three states, along with Maryland and Delaware, vote on Tuesday.

On the Republican side, GOP front-runner Donald Trump held big leads in all three states.

Mr. Trump was at 61 percent in Rhode Island, while Ohio Gov. John Kasich was at 23 percent, and Sen. Ted Cruz was at 13 percent.

In Connecticut, Mr. Trump was at 59 percent, Mr. Kasich was at 25 percent, and Mr. Cruz was at 13 percent.

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And in Pennsylvania, Mr. Trump was at 51 percent, Mr. Cruz was at 25 percent, and Mr. Kasich was at 22 percent.

• David Sherfinski can be reached at dsherfinski@washingtontimes.com.

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