New National Poll Shows Near Tie Between Sanders and Clinton


A newly-released poll by Quinnipiac University shows a near tie between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. In fact, when taking into account the margin of error the results show a virtual tie.

Clinton polled with the support of 44 percent of those contacted, Bernie sanders polled at 42 percent, and 11 percent were undecided. The margin of error was 4.4 percentage points. This leaves room for a virtual tie, or even a slight lead by Sanders.

1,125 people were surveyed via land lines and cell phones and was conducted in the days immediately after the Iowa caucus.

Last time the poll was conducted, in December of last year, Clinton led Sanders by a wide gap of 61 to 30.

The poll also shows that Sanders leads better when matched up with top Republican primary candidates. When matched up with Donald Trump, Sanders leads him by 10 points, matched up with Ted Cruz he leads by 4 points, and ties when matched with Marco Rubio.

Clinton leads Trump by 5 points, ties when matched with Ted Cruz, and is behind Rubio by 7 points.

Sanders leads Clinton in current New Hampshire polls by up to 31 points. Voting in New Hampshire will take place on February 9th.


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