Hillary Clinton wallops Bernie Sanders in two new Florida polls that differ on gender gap

Hillary Clinton's last Florida appearance was in Orlando in December.

Hillary Clinton’s last Florida appearance was in Orlando in December.

Hillary Clinton holds a massive lead over Bernie Sanders among Democratic voters in Florida,  according to a new Quinnipiac University poll and a survey by the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling.

Quinnipiac’s poll shows Clinton topping Sanders by a 59-to-33 percent margin. She holds a 57-to-32 percent advantage in the PPP survey.

Quinnipiac's poll (top) shows big gender gap among Democrats in Clinton-Sanders race. PPP's poll shows Clinton doing better with men than women.

Quinnipiac’s poll (top) shows big gender gap among Democrats in Clinton-Sanders race. PPP’s poll shows Clinton doing better with men than women.

The Quinnipiac poll finds a significant gender gap among Florida Democrats, with women preferring Clinton 69-to-24 and men favoring Sanders 47-to-43. But PPP finds Clinton getting more support from men than women. In the PPP poll, men side with Clinton by a 59-to-30 percent margin while women favor her by 56-to-34 percent.

Quinnipiac and PPP both find older voters favoring Clinton by a huge margin. Among voters younger than 45, Quinnipiac shows Sanders leading Clinton, 51 percent to 39 percent. But PPP has the under-45 bracket favoring Clinton by a 47-to-44 percent margin.

Quinnipiac’s poll of 405 likely Democratic primary voters was conducted Sunday through Wednesday and has a 4.5 percent margin of error. PPP surveyed 388 likely Democratic primary voters on Wednesday and Thursday; its poll has a 5 percent margin of error.

 

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