New Iowa polls show Clinton and Sanders close, Carson leading Trump


Bernie Sanders spoke to a crowd of around 100 people at Iowa’s Latino Heritage Festival in downtown Des Moines. He focused on topics such as immigration, education and jobs.

Alex Hanson

New polling released Thursday for both the Democratic and Republican races for president showed Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton close with challenger Bernie Sanders and Ben Carson leading Donald Trump for the first time on the Republican side.

Below are the results from each of the polls.

Democratic race:

Hillary Clinton: 48 percent

Bernie Sanders: 41 percent

Martin O’Malley: 2 percent

Lincoln Chafee: 1 percent

Jim Webb: 1 percent

Source: The Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics Iowa Poll. The survey included 402 likely Democratic caucus goers with a margin of error of 4.9 percent.

Republican race:

Ben Carson: 28 percent

Donald Trump: 20 perent

Marco Rubio: 13 percent

Ted Cruz: 10 percent

Rand Paul: 6 percent

Jeb Bush: 5 percent

Carly Fiorina: 5 percent

Bobby Jindal: 3 percent

John Kasich: 3 percent

Mike Huckabee: 2 percent

Chris Christie: 1 percent

Rick Santorum: 1 percent

George Pataki, Lindsey Graham and Jim Gilmore do not register any support.

Source: Quinnipiac University poll. The survey included 574 likely Republican caucusgoers with a margin of error of 4.1 percent.