Sanders Ties For First in Iowa Poll

By Karagan Knowles

Sen. Bernie Sanders is in a three-way tie for first place in Iowa, and has taken the Democratic lead in New Hampshire, according to new polls from CBS News.

Sanders leads with a 27 percent of primary voters in the Granite State, with former Vice President Joe Biden trailing behind by two points at 25 percent. Sen. Elizabeth Warren comes in third at 18 percent while South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg is in fourth place with 13 percent.

According to CBS News, the poll surveyed 2,000 registered voters in Iowa including 953 self-identified Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents in Iowa; it surveyed 1,100 registered voters in New Hampshire, including 510 self-identified Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents.

Sanders, Biden, and Buttigieg all compete with 23 percent support in Iowa, with Warren behind with 16 percent in the recent poll.

Warrens support dropped by two points in the polls since November, while Sanders and Biden each increased by one point.

Sanders, Biden, and Buttigieg maintain their top three spots in the first voting state ahead of next month’s caucus.