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Poll: Clinton Adds to Lead in Iowa

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has increased her lead by 4 points over her opponent Bernie Sanders.

The latest poll by Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register has revealed that Clinton is beating Sanders 48 to 39 percent, while Martin O’Malley only has 4 percent of the vote.

The Hill reports:

Clinton receives higher marks than Sanders in rankings of multiple leadership qualities.

About 60 percent say she has the most appropriate life experience for that role, versus 29 percent for Sanders.

Approximately 55 percent, meanwhile, believe Clinton would make the best commander in chief, contrasted with 28 percent for Sanders.

And roughly 49 percent picked Clinton as having the best temperament for the presidency and about 45 percent say she would work most effectively with Congress.

But Sanders edges out Clinton in several ratings of relatability, pollsters added.

About 49 percent say he cares the most about people like the respondents, versus 38 percent for Clinton.

Approximately 56 percent also said he would fight the hardest for the middle class, contrasted with 36 percent for the former secretary of State.

The poll of 404 likely Democratic caucusgoers in Iowa via telephone interviews was conducted from Dec. 7 to Dec. 10. It has a 4.9 percent margin of error.

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