Sanders Leads Clinton By One Point In Latest Poll

Sep 10, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders leads rival Hillary Clinton by one point among Iowa caucus-goers, in a poll released this morning by Quinnipiac University.  It found 41-percent of likely Democratic participants back Sanders, while 40-percent chose former Secretary of State Clinton. 

The poll has a margin of error of plus-or-minus 3.4 percentage points.  

This is a change from a Quinnipiac poll in July, which showed Clinton at 52-percent, and Sanders at 33. 

Two other recent polls have also suggested the race between Clinton and Sanders is a close one, though Clinton maintained her lead in both.  A poll in late August by the Des Moines Register and Bloomberg Politics found Clinton the choice of 37-percent of likely caucucs-goers, compared to 30-percent for Sanders. 

In an NBC News/Marist Poll released last weekend, Clinton lead Sanders by 48-37 percent, though her lead had narrowed from 29 points in a July poll by NBC/Marist.

The latest Quinnipiac poll found likely caucus-goers say Sanders is a more honest and caring candidate.  That poll also puts Vice President Joe Biden at 12-percent, though he has yet to formally announce whether he will run for president or not.