Poll: Bernie Sanders widens lead over Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire

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  • That's a reversal from Monmouth's last poll, in November, that had Clinton up 48% to 45%
  • The independent senator also leads among independent voters

Washington (CNN)Sen. Bernie Sanders has widened his lead over Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire Democratic primary to 14 points, according to a new poll out Tuesday.

A Monmouth University survey finds the Vermont senator leading Clinton 53% to 39% in the early voting state.
That's a reversal from Monmouth's last poll, taken in November, that had Clinton up 48% to 45%, though Sanders led in September by 7 points.
    Sanders also has an advantage in the firmness of voters' decisions. Of those who support Sanders, 55% say they have made up their mind, while 49% of Clinton supporters say the same.
    Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, the only other Democratic candidate, was at 5%.
    The independent senator also leads among independent voters, who support Sanders 58% to 30% for Clinton.
    He has a strong favorability rating among Democratic voters, who see him 90% favorably and 6% unfavorably. Clinton's favorability is 73% to 19%.
    Monmouth University polled 413 New Hampshire likely Democratic primary voters from January 7 to January 10 for the survey, which carries an error margin of plus or minus 4.8 percentage points.
    Monmouth's survey comes two days after an NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll found Sanders narrowing the gap with Clinton in Iowa.