Sanders leading Clinton nationally: new poll

Bernie Sanders in Davenport, Iowa
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A new poll released by Fox News on Thursday gives Bernie Sanders nation front-runner status, leading Hillary Clinton by 3 points.

This is the first poll that puts Sanders ahead nationally. Just two months ago, he was trailing Clinton by 22 points.

The new poll showed Sanders with the support of 47 per cent of likely Democratic voters, while Clinton had just 44 per cent.

“One thing that is clear from our poll — and others — is that Clinton has been losing support and Sanders has been gaining,” says Democratic pollster Chris Anderson. “And this process appears to have accelerated since the contests in Iowa and New Hampshire.”

The poll shows Clinton quickly losing support among women, a group which she held a commanding lead over just months ago. It also confirmed that people are growing tired of Clinton running for the presidency, with 52 per cent saying they are fatigued.

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