Bernie Sanders Is Beating Hillary Clinton In Iowa, According To One Poll, And People Are Freaking Out
It's been a fantastic two weeks for Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders: The candidate has overcome a 19-point deficit in just one month's time in a key primary states. Back in August, Hillary Clinton was on top. Now, for the first time ever, Bernie Sanders is leading in Iowa, albeit by a narrow margin, according to one poll. While Clinton has 40 percent popularity, Sanders is polling at 41 percent, according to a recent Quinnipiac University poll. Sanders' numbers have soared in New Hampshire as well. An NBC News/Marist poll released last week has Sanders polling at 41 percent, while Clinton has 32 percent.
MSNBC is quick to note that three other polls have Sanders still being bested by Clinton in Iowa, trailing by a little over 28 percent in a Gravis Marketing poll published Sept. 1. A similarly large lead is shown in a Loras College poll that was released the very next day.
However, the polling disparities between Clinton and Sanders drops to 11 in the aforementioned NBC News/Marist poll.
Sanders supporters have already taken to Twitter to celebrate what's essentially a small win compared to what lies ahead, though. The Iowa caucus doesn't take place for nearly half a year; it will be held on Feb. 1, 2016. A whole lot can change in that amount of time.
Sanders has received support from surprising sources recently as well. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi has praised Sanders, noting the youthful enthusiasm across the country for the presidential hopeful. In an interview from her office with The Hill, Pelosi had this to say:
Pelosi has otherwise stayed silent on whether or not she will endorse a candidate for the 2016 election. Likewise, iconic businessman Warren Buffett has also sung Sanders' praise, though Buffett has formally placed his support in Clinton. Buffett had this to say in a CNBC interview about the election:
The true challenge for both candidates will come when the first Democratic presidential debate is held on October 13 in Nevada.