Poll finds Clinton with dominant lead in Iowa
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A new poll of Iowa Democrats shows Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton labels Trump coronavirus executive actions a 'stunt' What Trump got wrong by pushing coal Trump is fighting the wrong war MORE with a dominant lead in the early caucus state.

But the poll also found that 52 percent of Iowa Democrats think the controversy surrounding her use of a private email server while leading the State Department will hurt her in a general election match-up.


Fifty-four percent of Iowa Democrats support Clinton, according to a Suffolk University Poll released Tuesday.

That's 34 percentage points more than the 20 percent who back Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTrump is fighting the wrong war Michelle Obama, Sanders, Kasich to be featured on first night of Democratic convention: report The Memo: Trump team pounces on Biden gaffes MORE (I-Vt.). Vice President Biden, who has not announced his candidacy, got 11 percent, while former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) garnered 4 percent.

The remaining percentage of voters were either undecided or supportive of other candidates. 

“There is a fierce loyalty to Hillary Clinton among likely Democratic caucus-goers in Iowa,” Suffolk University pollster David Paleologos said in a statement. 

Seventy-six percent of Iowa Democrats say that Clinton did not break the law when she opted to use a private email server; 9 percent say she did break the law; 15 percent are unsure, according to the poll.

“Despite reports suggesting her vulnerability, these Democratic voters say they don’t believe she broke the law,” Paleologos said in a statement. “They are sticking by her in large numbers, even though a majority believes the email scandal will hurt her in the general election.”

The poll surveyed 500 likely Democratic Iowa presidential caucus voters between Aug. 20 and Aug. 24. It has a margin of error between plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.