A new poll of registered Democrats released today shows former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with a commanding 33 point lead over rival Sen. Bernie Sanders.
A Monmouth University survey released Wednesday found Clinton with a 33-point lead, taking 59 percent support nationally over Sanders at 26 percent. Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley takes 4 percent support in the poll.
Those results are essentially unchanged from the same poll in October, which found Clinton leading 57–24 in the race for the Democratic nomination.
“Clinton successfully ran the gauntlet this fall, appearing before the Benghazi Committee and outlasting the specter of a Biden candidacy,” said Monmouth pollster Patrick Murray. “She really hasn’t lost ground since then.”
On a state by state basis, Clinton leads Sanders by double digits in Iowa, the first in the nation contest to be held February 1st.
Sanders, however, looks to have a 5 point lead in New Hampshire.
Clinton has maintained a steady double-digit lead in Iowa, raising the stakes for Sanders in New Hampshire. The Vermont senator holds a 5-point lead in the Granite State, according to the RealClearPolitics average of polls.