Poll: Clinton crushing Sanders nationally
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Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonAssange meets U.S. congressman, vows to prove Russia did not leak him documents High-ranking FBI official leaves Russia probe OPINION | Steve Bannon is Trump's indispensable man — don't sacrifice him to the critics MORE holds a huge national lead over Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersThe media couldn't be more blatant in distorting Trump's words on Charlottesville Road to renewable energy is filled with potholes of ‘magic thinking’ Bernie Sanders: Trump’s Charlottesville comments ‘embarrassing’ MORE (I-Vt.), according to a new poll.

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.

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“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.”

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.