Bernie Sanders leads the way in Iowa caucuses with young voter support, according to new poll

The poll, which was conducted Jan. 20-23 and surveyed 584 voters, shows Sanders' support comes from the likes of young voters in Iowa.

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Bernie Sanders is leading the way in Iowa. A new poll conducted by The New York Times and Siena College released on Saturday showed the Vermont senator leading the presidential race over his Democratic rivals.

With the backing of 25 percent of the vote, Sanders has a six-point lead in the state since the poll first came out in October. The new poll shows Sen. Elizabeth Warren down from 22 percent to 15 percent, which puts her in fourth place and no longer the leader of the Democratic pack as she once was in October.

The poll, which was conducted Jan. 20-23 and surveyed 584 voters, shows Sanders’ support comes from the likes of young voters in Iowa. Forty percent of his support is American voters under 30 years of age and 31 percent of his support is from voters between the ages of 30 and 44.

Warren and Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, trailed at 16 percent and 19 percent behind Sanders in those respective age groups putting them in a distant second place in Iowa caucuses, according to the new poll. Former vice president Joe Biden came in third in these respective age groups, but was most popular among voters over 65 years of age beating out his Democratic rivals in this age catecory.

Iowa’s caucuses will take place on Feb. 3.

“We’ve got a long way to go,” Sanders said on Twitter. “It’s going to be a tough fight and we can’t take anything for granted. Knock on doors. Make phone calls. Do everything you can.”


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Ashley is an editor, social media content manager and writer at NationofChange. Before joining NoC, she was a features reporter at The Daily Breeze – a local newspaper in Southern California – writing a variety of stories on current topics including politics, the economy, human rights, the environment and the arts. Ashley is a transplant from the East Coast calling Los Angeles home.



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