Sanders builds lead to nine points in Iowa

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An Emerson College poll released Sunday night shows Bernie Sanders with a nine point lead in the Hawkeye State, just one week before the state’s caucuses.

Overall, 30 percent of survey respondents said they would vote for Sanders at next Monday’s caucuses, giving the Vermont Senator a nine point lead over Joe Biden, who registered 21 percent support.

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar moved into third position, with 13 percent support. Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren fell to just 11 and 10 percent support respectively.

Sanders’ lead has increase by eight percent since the last Emerson College poll conducted in December, when Joe Biden held the lead by two points.

The Iowa Emerson College poll was conducted between January 23 and January 26.

A Sienna College poll released Saturday also showed Sanders ahead in Iowa. That poll, conducted for the New York Times gave Sanders a seven point lead.

The Iowa caucuses will be held on Monday 3 February.

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