Dem debate did little for Clinton's lead

Despite winning last week's Democratic debate — according to party voters — Hillary Clinton's performance did little for her lead against her competitors.

In a new national CNN/ORC poll of registered Democrats and Democratic-leaning independent voters, the former secretary of state leads the field with 45 percent. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders follows with 29 percent, and Vice President Joe Biden, who still is mulling a run, sits at 18 percent.

In the last CNN/ORC national poll, Clinton took in 42 percent of support, while Sanders had 24 percent. In the same poll, Biden stood at 22 percent.

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb garnered just 1 percent in the most recent poll, while former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and former Rhode Island governor and Sen. Lincoln Chafee failed to register.

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