Sanders Storms to 8 Point Lead in Iowa According to CNN Poll

In a new poll released today on CNN/ORC, Sen. Bernie Sanders takes control of the Democratic race in the critical first-in-the-nation voting state with an 8 point lead. The Iowa Caucus will be held February 1, 2016.
This comes on the heels of a New Hampshire poll that shows him with a 27 point lead.

Sanders’ lead is in part built on his economic policies. Democratic caucus-goers said they trust the Vermont senator over Clinton on the economy by 22 points, and 67% said they thought he would do more to help the middle class, as opposed to 30% who felt that way about Clinton.

Iowa CNN Poll

Full results here

CNN/ORC surveyed 2,002 Iowa adults by telephone Jan. 15 to Jan. 20, including 266 likely Republican presidential caucus-goers and 280 likely Democratic presidential caucus-goers. Both party samples have a margin of error of plus or minus six percentage points.