- The Washington Times - Monday, September 14, 2015

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont has opened up a 22-point lead on former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in New Hampshire and a 10-point lead on Mrs. Clinton in Iowa in the race for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, according to YouGov/CBS News surveys released this week.

Mr. Sanders received 52 percent support among Democratic primary voters in New Hampshire, compared to Mrs. Clinton’s 30 percent, and he led her by a 43-percent to 33-percent margin in Iowa.

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., who has not yet announced his 2016 intentions, received 10 percent and 9 percent support in Iowa and New Hampshire, respectively.

Mrs. Clinton did have a sizable lead in South Carolina, where she had 46 percent support to Mr. Sanders‘ 23 percent and Mr. Biden’s 22 percent.

The surveys included samples of 646 likely Democratic caucus voters in Iowa with a margin of error of plus or minus 6.6 percent, 548 likely Democratic primary voters in New Hampshire at a margin of error of plus or minus 7.4 percent, and 528 likely Democratic primary voters in South Carolina with a margin of error of plus or minus 6.8 percent.

The “CBS News 2016 Battleground Tracker” was based on interviews conducted on the Internet by online polling organization YouGov from Sept. 3-10.

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