(POLITICO) Last week's Democratic debate did little for Hillary Clinton in the latest national poll released Monday morning, but the former secretary of state is still far in front, according to the results of the CNN/ORC poll of registered Democrats and Democratic-leaning independent voters.
The former secretary of state led the field with 45 percent, followed by 29 percent for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and 18 percent for Vice President Joe Biden, who is still in the process of deciding whether he wants to undertake a third bid for the White House. Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb took in just 1 percent, while former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and former Rhode Island Gov. and Sen. Lincoln Chafee failed to register. In the previous CNN/ORC national poll of Democrats, Clinton picked up 42 percent to Sanders' 24 percent. In the same survey, Biden took in slightly more last time, at 22 percent.