Sanders gains on Clinton nationally

In Iowa, Sanders has almost closed the gap entirely on Clinton's lead, according to the most recent Des Moines Register/Bloomberg poll, which found 42% of Democratic voters in Iowa support Clinton, compared to 40% who support Sanders.

During the December poll, Sanders had 50 percent support in New Hampshire polls, but soared to 60 percent in January. The survey center said 52 percent of those polled said they were registered undeclared, or independent voters, while 24 percent were registered Republicans and 23 percent were registered Democrats.

A new CNN/WMUR poll finds Bernie Sanders leading Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire-this time by more than ever before. The fact that Sanders seems to be pulling away from Clinton in New Hampshire despite what ABC News describes as "an all-out blitz" from her campaign in that state must be a worrisome sign.

Overall, 91 percent say they have a favourable view of Sanders, while just 2 percent have an unfavourable opinion.

In an email sent Saturday, the campaign asked for supporters to chip in, saying that the polls have shown "we have a real race on our hands".

Sanders goes on to say that the entire Clinton campaign is in trouble and that is why Hillary is on the offensive. The two candidates are neck-and-neck in the critical state of Iowa, but Clinton hold double-digit leads nationally.

Although about 55 percent of the number of people surveyed said that Clinton will be better equipped to handle issues of national security and the threat posed by fundamentalist group Islamic State, only a fraction - 13 percent- said foreign policy and national security are more important issues.

"... We have got to create millions of decent- paying jobs by rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure", Sanders said, adding that his plan would greatly benefit the middle class.

In the last month, Clinton has deployed a legion of celebrities and family members to take her message to Granite State voters, according to ABC News.

Sanders also has a 44-point advantage among men and a 14-point advantage among women.

It is hard to imagine that eight years ago a candidate as far removed from the party establishment as Bernie Sanders would have broken out of the single digits in national polling, much less offered a serious challenge to the party's front-runner. This gives Sanders an additional 10 percent since December 2015.

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