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Poll: Clinton gets significant boost over Obama

Sen. Clinton has increased her lead over Sen. Barack Obama, according to a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll.

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York, has increased her lead over the Democratic field in the race for the presidential nomination, according to a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll released Monday afternoon.

In the past month, Clinton's support among Democrats rose to 38 percent from 30 percent, while support for Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, dropped by two percentage points to 24 percent, according to the poll taken this past weekend. Former Vice President Al Gore continues to draw strong support even though he has not announced plans to seek his party's nomination. Gore and former Sen. John Edwards, D-North Carolina, each received 12 percent.(Full poll results[PDF])

Democrats appeared to be happy with their field of candidates, with 38 percent declaring themselves "very satisfied"; 46 percent "fairly satisfied"; 10 percent "not very satisfied"; and 4 percent "not satisfied at all." Three percent had no opinion.

The CNN Opinion Research Corporation telephone poll was carried out Friday through Sunday and included 454 registered voters who described themselves as Democrats or as independents who lean Democratic. The poll carries a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points. (Interactive: Poll results)

Full Results

Clinton 38%
Obama 24%
Gore 12%
Edwards 12%
Richardson 5%
Biden 2%
Dodd 2%
Kucinich 1%
Gravel *
No opinion 6%
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