New Iowa Poll Shows Two Candidates Making Gains on Frontrunners

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A new poll in the first-in-the-nation state of Iowa finds that Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is gaining on Donald Trump, and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is chipping away at Hillary Clinton’s lead.

The Des Moines Register and Bloomberg Politics released the results of their survey Saturday.

They found that Trump has the support of 23% of likely Republican caucus-goers in Iowa while Carson is at 18%.

The poll has a margin of error of 4.9%.

The poll also showed Bernie Sanders with 30% of Democratic support behind Clinton’s 37%.

Clinton has lost a third of her supporters in Iowa since May.

The new numbers mark an impressive, eight month climb for Sanders – an outspoken progressive US Senator from Vermont.

Back in January, he was polling at just 5% among likely Democratic caucus-goers.

Vice President Joe Biden, who hasn’t officially declared whether he will run, came in behind Sanders in the poll with 14%.

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