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Quinnipiac: Hillary Recovers Iowa Lead From Sanders

Quinnipiac: Hillary Recovers Iowa Lead From Sanders

By    |   Friday, 23 October 2015 07:51 AM

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has recovered her lead among likely Iowa Caucus voters, a new Quinnipiac University survey shows.

The results:
  • Former Sec. of State Clinton, 51 percent,
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders, 40 percent
  • Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, 4 percent
  • Former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb and former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee do not register.
Last month, a Quinnipiac poll found the two liberals neck-and-neck, with Sanders at 41 percent and Clinton at 40 percent. Her lead this month is within the poll's margin of error of plus or minus 4.1 percentage points.

Clinton’s lead is the result of a significant gender gap between her and Sanders. She leads among women 50 to 33 percent  while he leads men 51 to 30 percent , the survey shows.

Iowa voters also know who they don’t support. Among those Caucus-goers would not vote for:
  • Jim Webb, 24 percent
  • Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, 21 percent
On favorability:
  • Clinton is at 82 percent,
  • Sanders 83 percent.

The survey was conducted October 14 – 20, with 592 likely Iowa Democratic Caucus participants with a margin of error of +/- 4 percentage points.

On Thursday, a similar Quinnipiac poll of Republican presidential contenders showed retired physician Ben Carson outpacing businessman and TV personality Donald Trump in the Midwestern state.

While the poll offers a glimpse into just one of 50 U.S. states, Iowa's February caucus can help set the stage early in the campaign for the parties' eventual nominees for the November 2016 election. However, a win there does not cement the nomination as past winners have later stumbled and lost their party's support.

Sanders, a self-described Democratic socialist, has been steadily pressuring Clinton, who has been dogged by questions over her use of private email rather than government email while leading the Department of State. Reuters/Ipsos polling, as of Oct. 20, showed nearly half of self-declared Democrats supported Clinton and 26 percent chose Sanders.

Quinnipiac's telephone survey was taken Oct. 14-20, before U.S. Vice President Joe Biden announced he would not seek the presidency.

Peter Brown, assistant director of the university's polling unit, said Clinton's rise in Iowa likely reflected her solid showing at the Oct. 13 Democratic debate as well as support among women.

"The debate seemed to reverse that trend and once again she is the leader of the pack in Iowa," he said in a statement.

The poll also showed that among likely female Democratic caucus participants in Iowa, 59 percent favored Clinton compared with 33 percent for Sanders. More males likely to be caucus-goers backed Sanders over Clinton, 51 percent to 39 percent.

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has recovered her lead among likely Iowa Caucus voters, a new Quinnipiac University survey shows. The results: Former Sec. of State, Clinton, 51 percent, Sen. Bernie Sanders, 40 percent Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, 4...
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