Dipto Islam, Jan 30, 2016
Quinnipiac University poll of Iowans released on Wednesday 27 January shows Sanders is leading by 4% point than Clinton. With strong support from men, very liberal and younger voters, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders takes 49 percent of Iowa likely Democratic Caucus participants, with 45 percent for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and 4 percent for former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. This is virtually unchanged from results of a January 12 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University showing Sanders at 49 percent, with 44 percent for Clinton and 4 percent for O'Malley.
The gender gap remains as men back Sanders 63 - 32 percent, while women back Clinton 54 - 40 percent.
Likely Democratic Caucus participants 18 to 44 years old back Sanders over Clinton 78 - 21 percent. Clinton is ahead 53 - 39 percent among voters 45 to 64 years old and 71 - 21 percent among voters over 65 years old.
Iowa likely Democratic Caucus participants who describe themselves as "very liberal" back Sanders over Clinton 63 - 32 percent, while self-described "somewhat liberal" voters back Clinton 53 - 40 percent. "Moderate" and "conservative" voters are divided, with 47 percent for Clinton and 46 percent for Sanders.
Sanders leads 53 - 41 percent among caucus-goers who cite the economy and jobs as the most important issue, while Clinton leads 50 - 44 percent among those who list health care.