Great ResignationDiversity and InclusionCompensationCEO DailyCFO DailyModern Board

Clinton Widens Her Lead Over Sanders Once Again

January 17, 2016, 4:38 PM UTC
Democratic Presidential Candidates Attend First In The West Caucus Dinner
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 06: Democratic Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton (L) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (R) on stage with Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (2nd L) prior to the Battle Born/Battleground First in the West Caucus Dinner at the MGM Grand January 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The three candidates continue to campaign prior to the Nevada Democratic caucus, which will take place on February 20, 2016. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Photograph by Alex Wong — Getty Images

A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll shows Hillary Clinton with a wide lead over Bernie Sanders.

Though various New Hampshire and Iowa polls show the race between the two Democratic candidates tightening, this new poll suggests Clinton will find favor in later primaries. She’s leading the Vermont senator nationally by 59% to 34%, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Clinton has a strong advantage in major subgroups. With Democratic primary voters aged 50 years and up, she leads Sanders 71% to 22%. Moderate-to-conservative voters prefer her as well, leading him 64% to 24%. Among nonwhite voters, Clinton received 69% support to Sanders’ 27%. Though it’s a narrower margin, she also maintains a 15-point lead with white voters. Among self-proclaimed liberals, she beats Sanders out by 11 points.

When voters were asked whether they’d consider voting for Clinton, four out of five said they would. Two out of three said they’d consider voting for Sanders, up from just 21% in March. As for Martin O’Malley, only about 22% said they’d consider giving him their vote, while just 2% identified him as their first-choice candidate.

More than half of Democratic voters, 53%, say they’re looking for an experienced nominee over someone who would bring about significant change. Of those who prefer experience, 77% choose Clinton over Sanders. Among the 42% of voters who prefer change, Sanders leads by just 13 points.

When it comes to a head-to-head vote with GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, Sanders has a slight advantage. He beats the real estate mogul 54% to 39% whereas Clinton wins by a slightly narrower margin, with 51% to 41%.

Clinton and Sanders will face off Sunday night in Charleston for the last Democratic debate before the Iowa caucuses.