Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is 5 points higher in a new national poll following the first Democratic presidential debate.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continues to lead the field, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Monday morning, with 45 percent support among registered Democrats and independent voters who lean toward Democrats.
Sanders is now at 29 percent, pollsters found.
Vice President Joe Biden, who is reportedly nearing a decision on a White House run, has 18 percent support.
No other Democratic candidate had more than 1 percent support.
Biden has the highest favorability of any Democratic candidate among the general population with 51 percent. Clinton’s favorability is 46 percent, pollsters found, although she has a 50 percent unfavorable rating. Sanders’s favorability rating stands at 41 percent.