Sanders Narrows Clinton's Lead Nationally Meanwhile, Trump continues to cruise By Michael Harthorne, Newser Staff Posted Feb 12, 2016 1:42 PM CST 106 comments Comments Bernie Sanders is catching up to Hillary Clinton in the most recent national poll. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) (Newser) – Following his decisive victory in the New Hampshire primary this week, Bernie Sanders narrowed the gap between himself and Hillary Clinton in a national poll released Friday, the Hill reports. According to the Morning Consult survey, Clinton has the support of 46% of likely Democratic voters versus Sanders' 39%. It's the best Sanders has done in the survey to this point, the International Business Times reports; he trailed Clinton by 13 points in the previous Morning Consult survey. But the new survey doesn't take into account what was widely seen as a strong Clinton victory in Thursday night's Democratic debate. Sanders has a 19-point lead over Clinton with voters between the ages of 18 and 29, but is getting crushed by 37 points with black voters. Over on the GOP side, New Hampshire winner Donald Trump increased his national lead by six points to 44%, the New York Post reports. It was a good news/bad news situation for Ted Cruz, who placed second but trails Trump by 27 points. Marco Rubio and Ben Carson tied for third with 10% each, and Jeb Bush received 8%. John Kasich's strong showing in New Hampshire didn't help him much nationally, as he got support from only 4% of respondents to the Morning Consult survey.