Presidential candidates campaigning in New York

Posted at 4:06 PM, Apr 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-03 06:49:48-04

Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are blitzing the Empire State, looking to sway voters ahead of New York Primary.

On Friday, Sanders was in New York City and Clinton came to Syracuse. The Democratic candidates are vying for the 247 delegates in the state. A new ABC Poll shows Clinton is leading by 12 points. Clinton’s campaign is hoping to increase that gap over the next few weeks. She is expected to make a stop in Buffalo next Friday.

On the other side, Republican candidates Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich are competing for just 95 delegates in New York. Maria Valvo, a Republican voter, says she isn’t feeling any of the candidates.

"I’m not really pleased with anyone. I think this is the most bizarre race I’ve ever come across in my lifetime,” Valvo said.

Buffalo State Political Science Professor Steve Pendleton said this is the first significant New York Presidential Primary in years, all because none of the candidates have reached the goal number of delegates.

"You're going to see more campaigning within the next month in New York than you've seen in the last several elections,” Pendleton said.