Clinton is slightly ahead among likely Democratic voters in Iowa with a 48%-to-45% lead over the Vermont senator, according to the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Marist poll. However, Sanders is narrowly beating the former Secretary of State among likely primary voters in New Hampshire with 50% support compared Clinton's 46%, the survey shows. Both leads in the early voting states are within the poll’s margins of error, the Wall Street Journal reports.
“The Democratic contests in Iowa and New Hampshire could still go either way,” Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, told the newspaper. “If your New Year’s resolution was to have clarity in 2016, you better also have resolved to be patient.”
Meanwhile, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is leading Donald Trump, 28% to 24%, among likely voters in Iowa, but the real estate mogul is ahead in New Hampshire with 30%, according to poll results.
The Iowa survey was conducted between Jan. 2 and Jan. 7 among 422 likely Democratic voters. The margin of error was plus or minus 4.8 percentage points. Its survey of 456 likely Republican voters in the state had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.6 percentage points.
The New Hampshire poll, conducted during the same time, included interviews with 569 likely Republican primary voters and 425 likely Democratic primary voters, according to the Journal. The margin of error was plus or minus 4.1 percentage points for Republicans and 4.8 percentage points for Democrats.