NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - The presidential candidates are focusing on New York with the primary here less than two weeks away. Hillary Clinton headed upstate, while Bernie Sanders hammered home his Brooklyn roots.
"Brooklyn Bernie Comes Home" was the theme surrounding Sanders' rallies there Friday. The Vermont senator took to Brooklyn and got warm welcomes from the hometown crowd in a pair of rallies. The first was outside his childhood home in Flatbush. And later in Greenpoint, where the Democratic candidate didn't lower expectations for the upcoming New York primary.
A new poll from Emerson College shows sanders trailing far behind Clinton in New York: 56 percent to 38 percent. Despite that big gap, Sanders is closing the gap. When that same poll was conducted in March, he was down by a whopping 48 points. Now it's 18.
And while Bernie bounced around Brooklyn, Hillary Clinton made her case to voters in Buffalo.
Sanders still has a pretty tough path to the Democratic nomination. He would need an estimated 56 percent of the remaining delegates nationwide to overtake Clinton.
As for the Republicans, not much was going on Friday. John Kasich was in Syracuse and Donald Trump tweeted that he was catching up on a lot of business matters while being back in New York.