Bernie Sanders Leaps Over Clinton In Iowa In Newest CNN Poll

  • by: Alan Duke

The possibility that Bernie Sanders could win the first two states in the 2016 Democratic presidential race grew as a new CNN/ORC poll shows the Vermont senator jumping ahead of Hillary Clinton 51% to 43% in Iowa. Clinton led Sanders by 18 points in the CNN/ORC Iowa poll in December.

Sanders holds a commanding 27-point lead over Clinton in New Hampshire, which holds its primary on Tuesday, February 9, just eight days after the Iowa caucuses. The CNN/WMUR poll of New Hampshire Democrats gives Sanders 60% versus Clinton's 33%.

Read the full CNN/ORC poll here

While Iowa and New Hampshire contests decide just a combined 84 Democratic convention delegates, twin wins for Sanders could boost his chances in the hotly-contested third state, Nevada, and South Carolina, where Clinton has a large lead.

Hillary Clinton responded on CNN Thursday to Sanders' accusation that she represented the establishment, while he is the candidate of change.

  Alan Duke

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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