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    New poll shows Sanders leading over Clinton in Iowa

    Bernie Sanders in Fort Dodge, Iowa, earlier this week.
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    Bernie Sanders in Fort Dodge, Iowa, earlier this week.

    A day after new polling showed Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders with a big lead in New Hampshire, a CNN/ORC poll finds Sanders pulling ahead in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination in Iowa, too.

    The poll, conducted among 2,002 Iowa residents, found Sanders leading former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton 51 percent to 43 percent, with Martin O’Malley receiving 4 percent. The findings represent a massive swing from December, when the same poll found Clinton up 18 points over Sanders.

    With the Iowa caucuses less than two weeks away, businessman Donald Trump topped the Republican field with 37 percent of support in the poll, while Senator Ted Cruz came in second place with 26 percent.


    The poll has a two percent margin of error and was conducted from Jan. 15 to Jan. 20.