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Poll: Clinton Crushing Sanders Nationally

Many consider Sen. Bernie Sanders to be a valid candidate who is capable of challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination.

However, if you look at the polls, Clinton is destroying Sanders nationally and the gap has been widening for several months.

In the latest Monmouth University survey, Clinton beat Sanders 57 percent of the vote to his 24 percent.

“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.”

The Hill reports:

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.

Still, only 22 percent of Democrats surveyed said they would be “enthusiastic” over a Clinton candidacy, with a majority, 58 percent, saying they’d be “satisfied.”

Clinton has a strong favorability rating, with 73 percent saying they view her favorably against 15 percent who view her unfavorably. Sanders sits at 59 percent favorable and 16 percent unfavorable.

The Monmouth University survey of 374 registered Democrats was conducted from Dec. 10 to 13 and has a 5.1 percent margin of error.

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