With just a few days to go before the first primary and caucus in New Hampshire and Iowa, professed Socialist Bernie Sanders is taking the lead in those states for the Democratic presidential nominee.
Sanders led a poll of New Hampshire voters with 25% support, a full 9% ahead of his closest competitor, Joe Biden, according to the CNN/University of New Hampshire poll published on Sunday.
The poll affirms a new York Times/Siena College poll that also showed Sanders leading in Iowa with 25% of the likely vote. In that poll, Pete Buttigieg, former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and Biden, had 18% and 17% support, respectively.
As Sanders gains ground, Elizabeth Warren’s star appears to be fading. While Biden still holds the national lead at 32%, Sanders improved to 32% as Warren fell to just 12%. Mike Bloomberg rounded out the top four at 8% after spending hundreds of millions of dollars from his personal wealth on advertising.