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  • U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders after winning the New Hampshire primary, Concord, New Hampshire, Feb. 9, 2016.

    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders after winning the New Hampshire primary, Concord, New Hampshire, Feb. 9, 2016. | Photo: Reuters

According to a Reuters poll, Bernie Sanders steadily widened his lead to six points on Hillary Clinton among Democratic voters in the U.S.

United States Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is leading his opponent Hillary Clinton by six points among likely Democratic voters, according to a nationwide poll conducted by Reuters.

According to the five-day rolling poll results released Feb. 23, Sanders has the support of 41.7 percent of Democrat voters compared to 35.5 percent for Clinton. The poll surveyed 998 voters from across the country who identify as Democrats or as independents who lean towards the Democratic party.

This is Sanders' largest lead over Clinton since the beginning of electoral season. Reuters polls have previously showed Clinton and Sanders neck and neck nationwide.

The recent Reuters poll shows that Sanders is steadily widening support against Clinton. A Fox News nationwide poll last week showed Sanders ahead of Clinton 47 percent to 44 percent.

This the first time that Sanders has sprung ahead of Clinton in any nationwide poll. Leading up to the primaries season, all nationwide polls showed that Clinton had at least a 35-point lead on Sanders. But that has been changing in recent weeks.

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