Quinnipiac Poll: Sanders-Clinton Close Race Frozen in Iowa

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Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton at the CNN Democratic Debate at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, Tuesday, October 13, 2015.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Five days from the Iowa Caucuses and a new poll shows Bernie Sanders is maintaining a slim lead over Hillary Clinton in our state.

The Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday shows Sanders ahead of Clinton 49 to 45 percent.

Martin O’Malley is trailing at a distant 4 percent.

Those numbers are nearly identical to the Quinnipiac poll released on Jan. 12.

The poll released Wednesday shows 80 percent of voters surveyed said their mind is made up.

The economy and jobs is the most important issue in deciding who to vote for, according to 38 percent of likely Democratic Caucus participants.

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