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New poll: Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders too close to call in Missouri

Sanders, Clinton
Sanders, Clinton

A new poll on the eve of the Missouri Democratic presidential primary shows the race too close to call.

Public Policy Polling said Monday the race stands at 47-46 percent with Bernie Sanders holding the slight advantage over Hillary Clinton.

Among Democrats, Clinton hold a more commanding 56-39 percent edge, the pollster said.

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But Missouri’s primary Tuesday is open, meaning that any Missourian can vote in it, including independents.

Sanders fares far better among that group of voters, leading by a sizable 62-23 percent, PPP said.

Among Republicans, Sanders led 66-23 percent.

So who’s leading heading into Tuesday? Flip that coin in your pocket.

PPP also gauged two other states. Clinton led in Ohio by 46-41 percent and in Illinois by 48-45 percent. But both are also open primary states, making those states tough to call as well.

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