Clinton opens wide lead in two key states

Hillary Clinton has opened wide leads among Democrats in the early voting states of Nevada and South Carolina.

Fifty percent of likely Democratic caucus-goers in Nevada support the former secretary of state, two new CNN/ORC International polls found. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders follows Clinton with 34 percent, followed by Vice President Joe Biden at 12 percent.

The rest of the field, former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, Harvard professor Larry Lessig, former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, all garner less than 1 percent of support.

The Democratic presidential candidates are set to meet in their party's first debate of 2016 on Tuesday in Las Vegas. Nevada's caucus is scheduled for Feb. 20, and it's the third state to elect delegates after Iowa and New Hampshire.

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