Bernie Sanders leads in closely watched Iowa poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders leads in the latest poll of Iowa voters released on Friday and conducted by the state’s largest newspaper, one of the most watched surveys in the state, which holds the first presidential primary contest next month.

Sanders received 20% in the poll, which was released by The Des Moines Register and conducted by Selzer & Co, an Iowa polling firm.

The poll found a clear top tier of four candidates competing in Iowa. U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren placed second with 17%, followed by former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg in third with 16%, which was a drop of 9 percentage points from the previous poll by the same group.

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s support was unchanged from the November poll, placing fourth with 15%.

John Smith

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