Senator Bernie Sanders appears to have gained momentum in Iowa and New Hampshire.
Two polls released over the weekend in these states showed that Vermont’s legislature ranks No. 1 in the 2020 presidential nomination in the still crowded field of Democrats.
In Iowa, a poll conducted by the New York Times and Siena College on Saturday announced that Sanders were 25 percent of those surveyed. Former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg (18 percent), former Vice President Joe Biden (17 percent), and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren (15 percent). Sanders’ support in the poll was six points higher than in October when the Times-Siena poll was last in the field.
In New Hampshire, a CNN / University of New Hampshire poll released on Sunday found Sanders to be 25 percent, with Buttigieg, Biden and Warren fighting for second place again. For Sanders, this means a gain of four points since the respondent last checked the condition.
The good news for Sanders comes at a convenient time when Iowa citizens cast their votes in little over a week on February 3. New Hampshire voters will vote on February 11.
National race surveys have placed Biden in a much stronger position. A ABC News / Washington Post poll published on Sunday found that Biden is 28 percent ahead of Sanders with 24 percent. (A point for Biden and a five-point jump for Sanders.)
All three surveys showed that Warren’s support waned as Sanders gained, despite the fact that the Massachusetts Senator had just received the coveted confirmation of the Des Moines Register on Saturday.
The Register, the largest newspaper in Iowa, also has the most viewed poll among state assemblies. This poll will be released on February 1st.
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