Could Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders beat Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic nomination? We’re still a considerable amount of time away from finding out, but based on a new poll, things are looking up for Sanders.
A poll released by Quinnipiac University shows Sanders is quickly closing the gap on Clinton in Iowa. He’s come close to cutting the deficit in half from the 35 points he trailed in a May poll; it now stands at 19 points.
- Clinton: 52 percent
- Sanders: 33 percent
- Joe Biden: 7 percent
- Martin O’Malley: 3 percent
- Lincoln Chafee: 0 percent
“Secretary Hillary Clinton should not be biting her fingernails over her situation in the Iowa caucus, but her lead is slipping and Sen. Bernie Sanders is making progress against her. Her 52 percent score among likely caucus-goers is still OK, but this is the first time she has been below 60 percent in Quinnipiac University’s Iowa survey,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac poll.
The poll was conducted among 761 likely Iowa Democratic Caucus and has a margin of error of +/- 3.6 percentage points.