The Democratic side of the presidential race is finally getting exciting with news that, while Hillary Clinton may still be the frontrunner nationally for the Dem nomination, Bernie Sanders now has a slim lead over her in Iowa. According to ABC News, Sanders is polling at 49 percent to Clinton’s 44 percent.
The poll, which was conducted by Quinnipiac University, shows Sanders’ support increasing 9 percent since a similar poll conducted in the state one month ago. Sixty-eight percent of Iowa Democrats also saw Sanders as having a good chance of winning the general election, compared to 57 percent from the previous poll.
Sanders is now leading in the first two primary races of the election season. He leads Clinton by double digits in polls out of the New Hampshire primary, which takes place after the Iowa Caucus.
Meanwhile, Clinton is losing momentum in both states, to the point where a top aide emailed supporters saying that she was nervous about Sanders’ campaigning in Iowa and New Hampshire. Sanders has pointed to Clinton’s “panicky” behavior to show that he is the more electable candidate.
There are still 20 days until the Iowa Caucus, so we’ll see if Sanders maintains his momentum. After Iowa and New Hampshire are the Nevada and South Carolina primaries, where Clinton still leads.
(via ABC News)