Clinton, Sanders locked for lead in early states

Three weeks before voting begins in the presidential contest, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are locked in tight races in the early states of Iowa and New Hampshire, according to the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Marist poll.

Clinton holds a slim lead over Sanders, 48 to 45 percent, among likely Democratic caucusgoers in Iowa while Sanders leads Clinton, 50 to 46 percent, among likely Democratic primary voters in New Hampshire. Both are within the poll's margins of error.

On the Republican side, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are running even in Iowa while Trump leads in New Hampshire, the poll said.

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