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Sanders Beats Clinton by 1 Point in Iowa

The latest Iowa poll by CBS News/YouGov has placed Bernie Sanders ahead of Hillary Clinton, but by the slightest lead possible, 1 percent.

Which Democratic candidate would you vote for?

  • Bernie Sanders – 47%
  • Hillary Clinton – 46%

The Democratic race is an intense one and it is no longer a guaranteed Clinton victory. In the past, Clinton held such a substantial lead that experts had already determined that she would win the Democratic nomination.

However, no one properly predicted the rise of Sanders and his grassroots movement. Sanders has been capturing the hearts and minds of voters, displaying virtues of a modern liberal that is in touch with the needs of Americans. This has resulted in increased support and a brutal primary that is impossible to predict.

If Sanders can win in Iowa, he will generate enough momentum to secure a victory in New Hampshire. By that point, he will legitimize his candidacy and start to attract votes based on his success. If this perfect world scenario takes place, he may be able to win South Carolina, a state that many believe will be a huge challenge for him to win.

By no means is Clinton finished, but her current campaign strategy is overly aggressive and makes her look petty. She is constantly attacking Sanders, calling out his policies as being bad for Americans, when in reality, they are the best thing this country has going for it at the moment.

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