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Second Straight Poll Knocks Hillary Clinton Off Top Spot, Thanks to Iowans Like Kira

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DES MOINES, Iowa–Two different polls in four days show Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is no longer Iowa’s poll leader: Bernie Sanders is.

The YouGov/CBS News poll in Iowa showed Sanders ahead over Clinton 43 to 33 percent. 

A Quinnipiac Poll in Iowa put Sanders ahead 41 to 40 percent over Clinton, who had led every previous poll in the state.

Sanders is particularly strong in the Quinnipiac Poll with 18 to 34 year olds. He more than triples Clinton’s support in that age group.

Kira Barker, 28 of Des Moines, volunteers for Sanders. She hasn’t been involved in presidential politics before. But Barker said she met Sanders and is inspired by his message to give more opportunity to others.

Barker shared why she thinks Sanders is different from other presidential candidates and why she said people shouldn’t get hung up on the “Socialist” label attached to Sanders.

Clinton is scheduled to return to Iowa Monday for two stops her campaign calls "Women for Hillary Organizing Events." The events both take place on college campuses. A morning event occurs at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. An afternoon event takes place at Luther College in Decorah.

Clinton held a 49 to 35 percent lead over Sanders among women in the Quinnipiac Poll.


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