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Clinton Tops Sanders in a Pre-Debate Poll

Hillary Clinton beat Bernie Sanders by double digits in a pre-debate poll released by NBC News/WSJ.

Which Democratic candidate would you vote for?

  • Hillary Clinton – 59%
  • Bernie Sanders – 34%

Leading up to the debate, Sanders has been riding a strong wave of momentum. However, this poll suggested that for many voters, Clinton is still their first choice.

The debate highlighted many of the classic political struggles. Clinton went on the attack, blasting Sanders on every issue imaginable, like healthcare and gun control. Sanders defended himself, tearing into Clinton for her record of lies and for ingenuity.

Most experts declared that Sanders won the debate, if only by the slightest of margins. There is currently no post-debate poll, but Sanders performance was strong and it seems likely that he will build on his lead and head into the Iowa caucuses as the favored candidate.

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