Trump not hurt by bombast, latest polls show; Sanders gains on Clinton
For now, Donald Trump is here to stay, at least according to two new NBC News/Marist polls released Sunday.
In Iowa, Trump is polling at 17 percent, nearly tied with Gov. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who is leading with 19 percent. The only other GOP candidate to crack double digits there is former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, with 12 percent. The poll conducted, July 14 to 21 of 342 potential Republican caucusgoers, had a margin of error of 5 percentage points. In New Hampshire, Trump has the clear lead, polling at 21 percent, with Bush and Walker trailing at 14 and 12 percent, respectively. Ohio Gov. John Kasich, the latest Republican candidate to enter the race, has made headway, polling in fourth place with 7 percent. The poll, conducted July 14 to 21 of 401 potential Republican voters, had a margin of error of 5 percentage points.
On the Democratic side, Hillary Rodham Clinton retains her lead, though Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is gaining. In Iowa, Clinton leads Sanders among Democratic voters by 26 percentage points, with 55 percent in the polls; Sanders is in second with 26 percent. The poll, conducted of 320 potential Democratic caucusgoers, had a margin of error of 6 percentage points. In New Hampshire, Clinton leads by a smaller margin, 47-34.
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