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Sanders is working hard, but Clinton is heading for New York win

| 19.04.2016

Democrat rivals Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have been busily drumming up support ahead of today’s crucial New York Primary, and it looks like the Big Apple is set to hand Clinton a significant win, despite all of Sanders’ recent progress.

With States running out for Sanders to overturn Clinton’s lead, defeat in New York could all but end a campaign which few predicted would cause the Clinton camp so much strife.

The Vermont Senator isn’t done yet though, and Brooklyn-born Sanders has seen up to 28,000 people attend his final New York rallies.

Clinton holds the edge however, especially with non-white voters, and the former Secretary of State is 5/6 to beat Sanders by over 15.5 percentage points.

Sanders has long been a favourite across white liberal voters, and despite reeling off seven straight State victories, all signs suggest New York may be just out of reach.

The 74-year-old will have a chance to respond next week, when five states – including Maryland and Pennsylvania – head to the polls, but despite consistently making inroads into Clinton’s advantage, time is running out.

Despite his recent success, Sanders’ odds to run for the White House have drifted from 9/2 to 7/1, with Clinton 1/10 to lead the party in November’s election.

Clinton is 4/9 favourite to succeed Barack Obama, with Sanders tying with Ted Cruz at 14/1.

It seems highly unlikely that New York will surprise us all and vote Sanders, but in what has been one of the most unusual and unpredictable candidate races in decades, who can be certain?

Support for Sanders has been growing consistently for months, but he’s still on the back foot as New Yorkers prepare to cast their vote.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Richard Marsh

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