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

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOvernight Energy: Oil giants meet with Trump at White House | Interior extends tenure of controversial land management chief | Oil prices tick up on hopes of Russia-Saudi deal Oil giants meet at White House amid talk of buying strategic reserves The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden struggles to stay in the spotlight 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 BidenThe Hill's Campaign Report: Biden struggles to stay in the spotlight Is Texas learning to love ObamaCare? Romney warns Trump: Don't interfere with coronavirus relief oversight 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 WarrenOvernight Health Care: CDC recommends face coverings in public | Resistance to social distancing sparks new worries | Controversy over change of national stockpile definition | McConnell signals fourth coronavirus bill Democratic senators want probe into change of national stockpile description Democrats ask EPA, Interior to pause rulemaking amid coronavirus MORE (D-Mass.) is a more distant third, at 18 percent, with South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegButtigieg launches new PAC to aid down-ballot candidates HuffPost political reporter on why Bernie fell way behind Biden Economists fear slow pace of testing will prolong recession 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 KlobucharDemocrats fear coronavirus impact on November turnout Hillicon Valley: Zoom draws new scrutiny amid virus fallout | Dems step up push for mail-in voting | Google to lift ban on political ads referencing coronavirus Democrats press Trump, GOP for funding for mail-in ballots 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.