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 new @nytimes poll puts @BernieSanders in a clear lead in Iowa. Why? Strong organization, savvy campaigning and, I would argue, the firm anti-war stance Sanders took as tensions rose with Iran. Iowans (especially Iowa Ds) have historically inclined toward anti-war candidates. pic.twitter.com/WxzanEhLCa— John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) January 25, 2020
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.”