Poll: Clinton with Big Advantage in Iowa Caucus

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HAMDEN, Connecticut — Hillary Clinton is not finding much of a challenge for her party’s nomination so far.

A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday morning shows 60-percent of likely Democratic caucus-goers support Clinton. That’s just a one percent drop from the February poll.

“The former secretary of state has taken a major pounding in the news media and from her political opponents over her e-mail and family foundation. So far these criticisms have had absolutely no effect on her standing among Iowa Democrats,” said Peter A. Brown, Assistant Director of the poll.

There doesn’t appear to be any major competition for Clinton at this point in the race but the poll did raise some issues.

“Four in 10 Iowa likely Democratic Caucus participants aren’t convinced about Clinton, but there is no candidate who appears to have the political and financial resources at this time to successfully take her on,” said Brown.

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont came in second in the poll, pulling in 15-percent support. Vice President Joe Biden received 11-percent.

Senator James Webb of Virginia and former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley each got 3-percent.

The poll has a margin of error of +/- 3.7 percent.

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