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Clinton Defeats Sanders in Iowa and South Carolina, Loses in New Hampshire

The latest round of Democratic primaries have been released by CBS News/YouGov. The surveys asked voters in Iowa, South Carolina, and New Hampshire which candidate they would vote for.

Iowa

  • Hillary Clinton – 50%
  • Bernie Sanders – 44%

New Hampshire

  • Hillary Clinton – 45%
  • Bernie Sanders – 52%

South Carolina

  • Hillary Clinton – 72%
  • Bernie Sanders – 25%

Clinton managed to beat Sanders in two polls. Historically, Clinton has polled well against Sanders in South Carolina, while Iowa and New Hampshire have been much more even.

Clinton is the master of turning on her accent in specific states and trying to charm voters by appearing like one of them. This is extremely effective in states like South Carolina and Iowa where a prominent accent exists. On the other hand, Sanders doesn’t do anything like this and tries to be consistent in the way he acts throughout all of his campaign stops.

In New Hampshire, Sanders has been polling fairly well and it is one of the few states where he manages to defeat Clinton consistently. In the last week, he has climbed several polls and chipped away at Clinton’s growing lead. However, his massive loss in South Carolina was substantial and something work noting. If Sanders wants to defeat Clinton for the Democratic nomination, he will need to secure votes in states that he is less popular in. The easiest way for him to accomplish this is to show voters the legitimacy of his platform and his honest devotion to accomplishing his political goals.

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