As Nevada Democrats begin to hold their caucuses — the first primary-season contest in a state with a significant Latino population — a new survey finds Sen. Bernie Sanders gaining ground among that crucial voting bloc.
Overall, the weekly tracking poll conducted by NBC News and SurveyMonkey found the Democratic race stabilizing, with Clinton holding the support of about half of Democratic voters nationwide and Sanders taking about 40%. That Clinton lead of about 10 points has remained fairly steady since the two battled to a near-tie in the Iowa caucuses three weeks ago.
Among Latinos, however, Sanders' support has risen sharply since Iowa, the survey found. What had been a 20-point edge for Clinton in December and January shrunk to just three percentage points last week, the poll found.