Sanders leads in New Hampshire, in 3-way tie for first in Iowa: poll

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersFilibuster becomes new litmus test for Democrats Gallego says he's been approached about challenging Sinema Democrats call on Biden administration to ease entry to US for at-risk Afghans MORE (I-Vt.) leads the Democratic presidential primary field in New Hampshire, while the race has become a three-way tie between Sanders and two of his top-tier opponents in Iowa, according to a new poll. 

Sanders has support of 27 percent of primary voters in New Hampshire, a state he carried in his 2016 presidential bid, according to a CBS poll released Sunday. 

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenNew York woman arrested after allegedly spitting on Jewish children Former Sen. Donnelly confirmed as Vatican ambassador Giuliani associate sentenced to a year in prison in campaign finance case MORE closely trails Sanders by 2 points, at 25 percent, which is within the poll’s 5.3 percentage point margin of error, while Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenDemocrats call on Biden administration to ease entry to US for at-risk Afghans Biden stiff arms progressives on the Postal Service Trump by the numbers: 2024 isn't simple MORE (D-Mass.) is a more distant third, at 18 percent, with South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden talks, Senate balks Airlines suspend US flights in response to 5G deployment AT&T, Verizon to delay 5G rollout near certain airports MORE in fourth at 13 percent, based on the poll. 


Warren saw a stark 13-point decrease in support in New Hampshire since November, when she was leading the field in the Granite State with 31 percent support compared to Biden’s 22 percent and Sanders’s 20 percent. 

In Iowa, Sanders, Biden and Buttigieg each received 23 percent support, with Warren getting 16 percent in the most recent poll. 

Warren’s support dipped 2 points from a November poll while Sanders and Biden each increased support by 1 point and Buttigieg by 2 points to maintain their top spots in the first voting state ahead of next month’s caucus. 

Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharEffort to overhaul archaic election law wins new momentum Hillicon Valley — Senate panel advances major antitrust bill Senate panel advances bill blocking tech giants from favoring own products MORE (D-Minn.), who has seen a surge in support after a strong performance in last month’s debate, is in fifth place in both New Hampshire and Iowa at 7 percent. 

The poll was conducted by YouGov between Dec. 27 and Jan. 2. The poll surveyed 2,000 registered voters in Iowa including 953 self-identified Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents in Iowa; it surveyed 1,100 registered voters in New Hampshire, including 510 self-identified Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents. The margin of error is 3.8 percentage points in Iowa and 5.3 percentage points in New Hampshire.