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With days to caucus, Bernie Sanders leads Hillary Clinton in Iowa

The latest data out of Iowa shows Bernie Sanders is maintaining his small lead on Hillary Clinton, with just five days to go until the caucuses. According to Quinnipiac University, Sanders has 49 percent of support, with Clinton holding 45 percent. A CNN/ORC poll released last week also showed Sanders ahead then, with an eight-point lead.

“Is this déjà vu all over again? Who would have thunk it when the campaign began? Secretary Hillary Clinton struggling to keep up with Sen. Bernie Sanders in the final week before the Iowa caucus. It must make her think of eight years ago when her failure in Iowa cost her the presidency," Quinnipiac polling director Peter A. Brown said.

Clinton and Sanders dominate different demographics, Sanders holding a 78 to 21 lead over Clinton with voters 18 to 44, and Clinton holding a 71 percent advantage with the over-64 crowd. Clinton tends to have more favor with women, too, with a 14-point advantage; Sanders takes the men with more than 30 points.

The Quinnipiac University poll was conducted between Jan. 18 and Jan. 24, surveying 606 Democratically-inclined caucus-goers with a 4 point margin of error.