Hillary Clinton wins big in Iowa: poll says

The Iowa Democratic Party has been rocked by the news that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has received the most votes in the state’s caucus.

The Des Moines Register reported that Clinton is ahead of her closest competitor, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, by about 7 percent in the Hawkeye State, the second-most of any state.

The Associated Press/Ipsos Iowa poll shows Sanders with 49.9 percent support among likely caucus-goers, while Clinton trails Sanders by 6.7 percent.

The poll shows Clinton leading Sanders by a margin of 49.4 to 33.8 percent among likely Iowa caucus-goers.

The poll also shows Sanders is leading Clinton by 10 points among white likely caucusgoers.

“I’m very proud of the work that we’ve done here at the Democratic Party.

We have a platform that is progressive, that’s based on the needs of the working class, that gives people hope,” Iowa Democratic Chair Joni Ernst said in a press conference.

Iowa is the only state where Clinton is leading Sanders in the popular vote, but the Iowa Democratic National Committee (DNC) and its state chairwoman, Kim Reynolds, declined to release the numbers publicly.

The DNC did, however, release a new poll showing that Clinton leads Sanders in Iowa by 5 percentage points.

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