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Poll: Clinton, Sanders Neck-And-Neck in Iowa, NH

Sen. Bernie Sanders is quickly gaining on Hillary Clinton in Iowa and New Hampshire. According to two polls released by NBC News/Wall Street Journal-Marist.

In the polls, Clinton beat Sanders in Iowa 48 percent to 45 percent, well within the 4.8 percent margin of error.

In New Hampshire, Sanders managed to top Clinton, 50 percent to 46 percent.

The Hill reports:

The Sanders campaign has been seeking to draw attention to polling that finds the Vermont senator performing better than Clinton in head-to-head match-ups against Republicans in the general election, and the NBC survey confirmed those claims.

Sanders leads GOP front-runner Donald Trump head-to-head by 13 in Iowa, while Clinton only leads him by 8. In New Hampshire the disparity is even greater, with Sanders leading Trump by 19, and Clinton only edging him by 1.

The poll produced similar findings in head-to-head match-ups against Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).

The most stunning finding was in New Hampshire, where Rubio leads Clinton 12, but trails Sanders by 9.

Sanders is buoyed in the head-to-head match-ups with Republicans by his strength among independents.

The survey of 2,821 registered voters in Iowa has a 1.8 percentage point margin of error. The survey of 1,888 registered voters in New Hampshire has a 2.3 percentage point margin of error. The surveys of 422 likely Democratic caucus-goers in Iowa and 425 likely Democratic primary voters in New Hampshire have 4.8 percentage point margins of error.

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