Hillary Clinton Maintains Substantial Lead Over Bernie Sanders, Poll Shows

The NY Times/CBS News poll showed Clinton, who stands at 52 percent, leading Sanders, at 33 percent.

Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders take the stage during a Democratic presidential primary debate, Iowa, November 14, 2015.
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Hillary Clinton is maintaining a substantial lead over Bernie Sanders among Democrats likely to vote in primaries, the New York Times/CBS News poll released on November 12th found.

The poll showed Clinton, the former U.S. secretary of state, leading Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont, 52 percent to 33 percent.

That shows that the candidates have essentially not budged since a CBS News poll in early October, which showed Clinton leading Sanders 56 percent to 32 percent, within the latest poll’s six points margin of error.

Trailing both was former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, scoring five percent support.

The phone poll canvassed 418 Democratic primary voters across the country from November 6th to 10th.