Poll: Hillary Clinton still has sizable lead nationally among Democrats

hillary3With all the talk about Hillary Clinton being vulnerable in Iowa and New Hampshire, the former Secretary of State is still well ahead of the Democratic Party presidential field.

Clinton was at 47 percent in a poll released this week by CBS News and the New York Times. Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who leads Clinton in some polls in Iowa and New Hampshire, is at 27 percent in the survey of voters nationally.

The gap has narrowed in this poll from August, when Clinton led Sanders by a 58-17 margin.

Vice President Joe Biden, who has yet to announce his intentions regarding the Democratic Party nomination, is at 15 percent in the recent polling.

No one else, and we’re talking Jim Webb, Lincoln Chafee or Martin O’Malley here, gets above 1 percent.

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