Jan 26, 2020 - Politics & Policy

A week out, Sanders opens Iowa lead

Bernie Sanders in Ames, Iowa, on Jan. 25

Photo: Stephen Maturen/AFP via Getty Images

Ahead of the Iowa caucuses eight days from now, the NY Times says Sen. Bernie Sanders is "consolidating support from liberals and benefiting from divisions among more moderate" candidates, per the Times/Siena College poll.

Why it matters: Sanders gained 6 points since the last Times-Siena survey in late October and now has 25% of the vote in Iowa.

By the numbers:

  • Sanders: 25%
  • Buttigieg: 18%
  • Biden: 17%
  • Warren: 15%
  • Klobuchar: 8%
  • Steyer: 3%
  • Yang: 3%
  • Complete results (subscription).

Des Moines Register endorsement: "Elizabeth Warren will push an unequal America in the right direction."

Methodology: This survey was conducted from Jan. 20 to Jan. 23 among 1,689 registered voters in Iowa, including 584 Democratic caucusgoers. The margin of error due to sampling is ±4.8 percentage points for the Democratic caucus electorate and ±2.8 percentage points for registered voters.

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