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Polls: Clinton's Post-Debate Lead Grows

A Washington Post/ABC News Poll now has Hillary Clinton in front of Bernie Sanders by 31 points. That's a 13-point swing since September.

I know it must kill Scarborough to have to report this, but he has to admit this is good news for Clinton -- at least for now. Considering all the hard work he and Mika put into instilling doubt about her electability, this must be a bitter pill to swallow:

Hillary Rodham Clinton is seeing a post-debate bounce with Democrats in New Hampshire.

A new WBUR poll found 38 percent of likely voters supporting her and 34 percent supporting Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., who has not yet decided on a run, is a distant third with 9 percent. The poll’s margin of sampling error is five percentage points.

The results show Mrs. Clinton, who was at 31 percent in WBUR’s previous poll, solidifying her position in the race, and they raise questions of whether Mr. Biden missed the right moment to make his move.

Mrs. Clinton has been dominating the race nationally and in most state polls, except in New Hampshire, where Mr. Sanders has been threatening an upset in the first primary election next year. While Mr. Sanders continues to outperform Mrs. Clinton in areas such as trust and empathy, she is the overwhelming favorite among Democrats looking for someone they think can win the general election.

The survey also found that Mrs. Clinton’s favorability rating swung upward from September to October. Meanwhile, Mr. Biden’s favorability declined.

And then there's this:

Hillary Clinton's lead in the Democratic race for the nomination has grown only wider, according to the results of a new national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Tuesday.

Clinton picked up 49 percent, while Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders drew 29 percent and Vice President Joe Biden, who has not announced whether he will run, took in just 15 percent.

The numbers would appear to suggest that the former secretary of state is the only candidate who benefited from last week's Las Vegas debate. It's a decrease of 6 points from last month for Sanders.

In a new ABC News/Washington Post poll out Tuesday as well, Clinton took 54 percent, while Sanders earned 23 percent and Biden 16 percent. In that poll, it's a 12-point increase from last month for Clinton.


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Clinton drew similar results from national CNN/ORC and Monmouth University surveys released Monday.

In the NBC/WSJ poll, with Biden not included among the candidates, Clinton's lead over Sanders grew to 58 percent to 33 percent, 10 points wider than last month's poll in the same question.

Don't feel bad, Joe. Maybe she'll screw up in tomorrow's Benghazi hearing!

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