Sanders overtakes Clinton in Iowa

Bernie Sanders has overtaken Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in Iowa for the first time, according to a Quinnipiac University poll.

Sanders is favored among 41 per cent of likely Democratic voters in Iowa, compared to Clinton’s 40 per cent. Another 12 per cent said they would support Joe Biden, who is yet to decide whether he will run.

The poll was conducted from August 27 to September 8, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 per cent.

The independent from Vermont is also ahead in New Hampshire, where he holds the lead by 9 points.

Last weekend’s NBC/Marist poll had Clinton ahead by 11 points.

This latest poll is likely to send shock waves through the Democratic Party, after Sanders has made unimaginable gains across the nation.

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