Bernie Sanders Surges in Iowa Polls, Maintains NH Lead

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Sep 06, 2015 1:02 PM
Bernie Sanders Surges in Iowa Polls, Maintains NH Lead

Bernie Sanders' lead in New Hampshire is holding steady, and Hillary Clinton's numbers in Iowa are dropping steadily in the latest NBC News/Marist poll. Clinton's lead in Iowa has shrunk from a comfortable 24 points in July to just 11 now.

In New Hampshire, the Vermont senator gets the support of 41 percent of Democratic voters, Clinton gets 32 percent and Vice President Joe Biden gets 16 percent. No other Democratic candidate receives more than 1 percent.

Back in July's NBC/Marist poll, Clinton was ahead of Sanders in the Granite State by 10 points, 42 percent to 32 percent, with Biden at 12 percent.

Without Biden in the race, Sanders' lead over Clinton in the current survey increases to 11 points, 49 percent to 38 percent.

In Iowa, Clinton maintains her previous advantage over Sanders — but her lead has declined from 24 points in July (49 percent to 25 percent) to 11 points (38 percent to 27 percent); Biden sits at 20 percent.

Obviously, this isn't ideal for Team Clinton. She's polling at 38 percent in a major state--and a candidate who hasn't even declared his candidacy and begun campaigning is polling at 20 percent. That's not good.