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Bernie Sanders Leads in National, Iowa, and New Hampshire Polls

  • The US Presidential hopeful and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is cruising ahead of his competitors in the Democratic Primary, national polls say. The new CNN poll conducted by SSRS shows that Bernie Sanders is backed by 27% of Democrats or Democratic-leaning independents against 24% in favor of another leading Democratic candidate Joe Biden. Though the 3% poll lead of Sanders over Biden is within the margin of poll error (±2.5-±3.5), both Bernie and Joe are in the two-person top tier segment (much ahead of the others). The poll shows that Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, former South Bend (Indiana) Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar, businessman Andrew Yang, and Businessperson Tom Steyer are favored by 14%, 11%, 5%, 4%, 4%, and 2% of the Democrats or Democratic-leaning independents respectively. Poll rating of Bernie Sanders is also surging in two early states: Iowa and New Hampshire, where the primary election is just 10 days and less than 3-weeks away. NY Times/Siena poll shows that Sanders (25%) is 7 points ahead of his nearest competitor Buttigieg (18%) in Iowa. In New Hampshire, WBUR/MassINC poll and WHDH/Emerson poll have given Sanders 12 point and 5 point leads respectively over his nearest competitor Buttigieg.