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    US Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Gaining Ground on Hillary Clinton

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    The jump in support is significant compared to the 60-15 percent edge Clinton had over Sanders in a May 7 survey, the poll suggests.

    NEW YORK (Sputnik) — US presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is advancing against former US State Secretary Hillary Clinton in the race for the Democratic nomination in the key swing state of Iowa, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Thursday.

    “Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is gaining ground on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Iowa Democratic Caucus and now trails the front-runner 52-33 percent,” the poll results read.

    Nevertheless, the tightening gap should not be a cause of concern for Clinton, Quinnipiac University poll assistant director Peter Brown said in a statement upon the poll release.

    “Secretary Hillary Clinton should not be biting her fingernails over her situation in the Iowa caucus, but her lead is slipping and Sen. Bernie Sanders is making progress against her,” Brown said.

    US Vice President Joe Biden took third place in the poll by garnering 7 percent of the vote.

    The upcoming US presidential election is scheduled for November 8, 2016.

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