Sanders tops final poll before Iowa caucuses

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The final poll released before Monday night’s Iowa caucus shows Bernie Sanders in front by 7 points.

In the Emerson College survey, 28 percent said they would caucus for Sanders on Monday night. Joe Biden finished in second place with 21 percent, while Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren are the first choice of 15 and 14 percent of voters respectively.

Candidates who do not win at least 15 percent of the vote in a precinct are considered nonviable. Their supporters can then choose to support another candidate, making voters’ second choice a key factor in the Hawkeye State.

Most supporters of Elizabeth Warren, Tom Steyer and Andrew Yang are the widely tipped to support for Sanders in the second round of the caucus.

Not insignificantly, Andrew Yang and investor Tom Steyer hold 9 percent support between them.

The survey of 853 likely Democratic voters was conducted between 30 January and 2 February 2020.

The Iowa caucuses will take place Monday night.

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