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Iowa caucus 2016 date, schedule, time: Latest polls suggest Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders neck and neck

Iowa caucus 2016 date, schedule, time: Latest polls suggest Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders neck and neck

Iowa caucus 2016 date, schedule, time: Latest polls suggest Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders neck and neck


8:46 p.m.: The first results are trickling in.

With 9% of Democratic precincts reporting, Clinton leads Sanders 53.3% to 46.0%.

Just 2% of Republican precincts reporting, Cruz has an early but razor-thin lead over Trump, 32.6% to 32%, with Rubio at a distant 14.3%.

8:11 p.m.: Time reports only 11% of respondents in a CBS News exit poll who chose a candidate “in the last few days” chose Trump.

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are running neck and neck in Iowa. With the Iowa caucus merely 24 hours away, the two leading Democratic presidential hopefuls are locked in a tough battle. While latest polls suggest that Clinton has a two point lead over Sanders, but this is insignificant.

Bernie Sanders seem to be galloping ahead in the last few weeks. His stance on healthcare and tax seem to have resonated well with the Democratic support base across the US. Despite the Clinton campaign’s efforts to put some question mark over his health, Sanders’ popularity is only going northwards.

Both the Democratic hopefuls have been working hard to impress upon the likely caucus goers to support them on February 1. Both Sanders and Clinton have been crisscrossing primarily the eastern part of the state nonstop in the final days in hopes of drumming up enthusiasm and support.bernie sanders for president

The two percent lead means that both the candidates remain uncertain about the support they are going to get from Democratic voters in the state. And as the candidates careen toward 7pm CST Monday night, when doors will be shut for hopeful caucus-goers, their rhetorical punches have been coming at a faster pace.

Sanders is attracting attention as he is asking Democratic fans and Independents to support him on tax reforms and healthcare. Merely two days ago while talking in Burlington, Iowa, he listed a number of policy positions where he differs from Clinton. “It is great to be for gay rights, after you insult the entire gay communtiy by supporting DOMA,” said Sanders then referring to President Bill Clinton’s signing of the Defense of Marriage Act with candidate Clinton’s support.

In the meantime Hillary Clinton has accused him of running the most “most negative” Democratic primary campaign ever. On the other hand the former secretary of state has been asserting that many of Sanders’ ideas are impractical, highlighting his desire to push for universal single-payer health care if elected president.
Later while talking to a crowd of a few hundred people she said, “In the final analysis, Iowa Democrats will have to choose between the lofty idealism of Bernie Sanders and the down-to-earth pragmatism of Hillary Clinton”.

Caucus Date:
Monday, February 1

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Delegates:
52 Democratic
30 Republican

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