Poll: Clinton Leads, But Sanders Draws Close

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks during a political rally in Madison, Wis., Wednesday, July 1, 2015. (Michael P. King/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is leading in the latest Iowa Poll, but rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) draws close.

The poll, released Saturday night, showed 37 percent of likely Democratic caucus-goers would support Clinton.

30 percent would support Sanders, according to the poll.

The poll was conducted by Selzer & Co. of Des Moines for The Des Moines Register and Bloomberg Politics. It surveyed, by phone, 400 registered Iowa voters who said they would or probably would attend the 2016 Republican caucuses and 404 registered voters who say they definitely or probably would attend the 2016 Democratic caucuses.

The survey was conducted from August 23-26.

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  1. Feel the Bern. He isn’t perfect, but he’s the best in the Democratic field in a long while, if not on electability (I shan’t kid myself), but on principles. The ideal is a Sanders presidency, but more likely is forcing Clinton to run and govern left.

  2. America is a a centrist country. Mort Sahl (look him up) said we were right wing, social Democrats. Holding the center is hard enough without extremist views on the left or right.

  3. Enough with the incessant Bernie Sanders coverage, what did Donald Trump do today?

  4. Avatar for rssrai rssrai says:

    I disagree with the narrative of the recent pollster out of Iowa. This is not 2008, and Bernie Sanders is NO Barack Obama. To me Bernie says the same things over and over again. I got it, we have inequality, banksters are bad, yada, yada, yada. He is the darling of young progressives. I am sorry, but Bernie does not excite me at all. There is always somebody who comes out and talks like he is the savior of the democratic party. I am 62 years old and I have heard it all before. I am ready for a change in the WH. I think we need a woman POTUS for a change. Why do we have to keep electing a male every election cycle. I won’t apologize for wanting a female in the WH, and many women out there feel the same. Go Hillary 2016!

  5. I would dearly love to see the cross tabs on this one. I’ve only seen the top level sheet on this poll, but I want to get into details, like…what is the breakdown of those who say they are going to be attending their first caucus.

    Anyone have a link to the full poll with cross tabs?

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