Hillary Clinton holds a nearly two-to-one advantage over Democratic rival Bernie Sanders more than a month away from the New Jersey presidential primary, a Monmouth University poll has found.
Pollsters said that 60 percent of surveyed likely Democratic voters in the Garden State preferred the former secretary of state, compared with 32 percent who said they'd be voting for the Vermont senator on June 7.
The poll, which included 301 likely voters and had a margin of error of 5.7 percent, was released one day after Sanders won the Indiana primary and cut into Clinton's lead.
"Despite her loss in Indiana, it looks like Clinton is on target to corral the delegates she needs for the nomination," said Patrick Murray, the director of the university's polling institute. "New Jersey is shaping up to make a significant contribution to her final total."
Clinton holds an advantage over Sanders in nearly every demographic, the poll found. Sanders did hold a four-point edge with likely male voters, though that figure is within an 8.5 point margin of error among male respondents.
Pollsters asked likely voters if they thought Sen. Corey Booker, the former mayor of Newark and the state's junior representative in the U.S. Senate, would make a good running mate for Clinton, should she win the Democratic party's nomination.
About half of surveyed voters said that they didn't think Clinton making Booker her running make would help or hurt her chances of winning the presidency, while 33 percent through he would help her chances. Another 10 percent of polled voters said they thought adding Booker to the ticket would hurt Clinton's chances.
"New Jersey Democrats don’t have anything against Booker," said Murray. "They just think Clinton might want to look elsewhere for a running mate who could give her a strategic edge."