For the majority of the race between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders for the democratic nominee, Clinton held a commanding lead in national polls. As the race carries on, the space between the two has narrowed heavily. According Reuters/Ipsos polls, she is hanging 48-45 percent. Also, Quinnipiac University’s poll showed Hillary up 44-42 as of last Friday. Heading into Tuesday’s primary, Sanders is leading in almost every New Hampshire poll.
Beginning to lose her grip as a front runner in races based in Iowa and New Hampshire, Clinton admitted that this is not going to be an easy road trip.
I always knew that Senator Sanders [has] been in public life next door for 25 years; he’s [in] the Congress for that long, he had a tremendous amount of familiarity and a sense of really belonging in the area,” she said. “So, I always knew this was going to be hard. I feel good about the campaign we waged here. I think we have an uphill battle. We’re going to battle it until the last votes are counted and we’re going to turn around and head off for the next contest.
Ultimately, the polls are merely an indication up until the results come in. A Rasmussen poll taken following the Iowa caucuses had Clinton having a double-digit lead. But the pressure is on as the tides look like they are about to shift in New Hampshire. The Vermont senator took to his Twitter account and said that if voters show up in masses Tuesday, he is a sure to capture the state.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) February 8, 2016
The Quinnipiac poll of 484 Democrats had a 4.5 percent margin of error, while the Reuters/Ipsos poll of 512 Americans had a 5 percent margin of error. So now only time will tell, but it appears that Sanders is about to close the gap.