Poll: Hillary Clinton Leads After First Democratic Debate

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leads over her nominee hopefuls after the first Democratic presidential debate last week, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Monday.

Clinton had 45 percent support among likely Democratic voters, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) had 29 percent, and Vice President Joe Biden who has not said whether he will run had 18.

More than 60 percent of the Democrats who said they watched the Oct. 13 Democratic presidential debate said Clinton performed the best, according to the poll.

The poll was conducted by phone among 425 adult Americans who said they were Democrats or Independents with Democratic leanings. The margin of error was plus or minus five percentage points.

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