Sanders surges in Iowa poll, leads Clinton 49-44: Quinnipiac

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Bernie Sanders now leads Hillary Clinton 49 percent to 44 percent among likely Democratic participants in next month's Iowa caucuses, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.

  • In last poll on Dec. 15, Clinton led Sanders 51%-40%
  • Men support Sanders 61 percent to 30 percent, while women back Clinton 55 percent to 39 percent
  • Martin O'Malley supported by 4 percent of those surveyed and only 3 percent of surveyed remain undecided
  • Poll of 492 likely Democratic participants was conducted Jan. 5-10 by land lines and cell phones and has +/- 4.4 percentage point margin of error

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Sanders surges in Iowa poll, leads Clinton 49-44: Quinnipiac
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes a question during a town hall style campaign event Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Derry, N.H. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, right, greets people in the audience as she arrives at a town hall style campaign event Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Derry, N.H. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Marilyn Brennan, front, and Kathy Boselli, center, both of Bedford, N.H., hold placards and talk during a town hall style campaign event for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Derry, N.H. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses an audience during a town hall campaign event Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Derry, N.H. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses an audience during a town hall style campaign event Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Derry, N.H. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
People applaud during a town hall campaign event for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Derry, N.H. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses an audience during a town hall style campaign event Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Derry, N.H. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during a town hall meeting at Keene High School in Keene, New Hampshire, U.S., on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton on Saturday said she will unveil proposals this month that will go beyond the Buffett Rule to raise the effective tax rates paid by the wealthiest Americans. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Women in the audience at a town hall campaign event for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton use their mobile devices during the event Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Derry, N.H. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses an audience during a town hall campaign event Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Derry, N.H. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, smiles while being introduced during a town hall meeting at Keene High School in Keene, New Hampshire, U.S., on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton on Saturday said she will unveil proposals this month that will go beyond the Buffett Rule to raise the effective tax rates paid by the wealthiest Americans. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, right, greets members of the International Red Star Twirlers, from Derry, N.H., left, at the conclusion of a town hall style campaign event Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Derry, N.H. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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