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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

A Suffolk University Poll released today shows that despite her email controversy, Hillary Clinton holds a strong lead in Iowa.

She polled at 54 percent, 34 points higher than Bernie Sanders, who only garnered 20 percent.  Vice President Joe Biden, who still hasn't decided if he'll run, polled at 11 percent.  Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley was at 4 percent while former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb was at 1 percent.

“There is a fierce loyalty to Hillary Clinton among likely Democratic caucus-goers in Iowa,” said David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center in Boston. “Despite reports suggesting her vulnerability, these Democratic voters say they don’t believe she broke the law. They are sticking by her in large numbers, even though a majority believes the email scandal will hurt her in the general election.”

When it comes to that email controversy, 52 percent of voters say it will hurt Clinton's campaign, while 36 percent say it won't.  Asked if she broke the law, only 9 percent say she did, while 76 percent say she did not.

When asked about the most honest and trustworthy candidate, voters gave the nod to Sanders at 32 percent, with Clinton at 29 percent and Biden at 18 percent.

The statewide survey of 500 likely Iowa presidential caucus voters was conducted August 20-24 using live telephone interviews of Democratic primary voter households where respondents indicated they were very or somewhat likely to attend their local presidential caucuses. The margin of error is +/-4.4 percentage points at a 95 percent level of confidence. Marginals and full cross-tabulation data are posted on the Suffolk University Political Research Center website: www.suffolk.edu/SUPRC. For more information, contact David Paleologos at 781-290-9310, dpaleologos@suffolk.edu.

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