Clinton leading Sanders by nearly 20%, poll finds


WASHINGTON (JTA) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is maintaining a substantial lead over Bernie Sanders among Democrats likely to vote in primaries, a poll found.

The New York Times/CBS News poll released Nov. 12 showed Clinton, the former U.S. secretary of state, leading Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont, 52 percent to 33 percent.

The candidates have essentially not budged since a CBS News poll in early October showed Clinton leading Sanders 56 percent to 32 percent, within the latest poll’s margin of error, 6 points.

Trailing both was former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley with 5 percent.

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

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