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Sanders leads Clinton in recent Quinnipiac Poll

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In a new Quinnipiac Poll released Thursday, there's a new front runner in the 2016 Presidential Race.

Senator Bernie Sanders leads former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton 41 percent to 40 percent.

Our local expert political analyst and two candidate supporters say they're all excited about the recent numbers, and they say it's still too soon to tell. "It's very exciting, because it suggests that race at this very one point in time is very narrow and competitive," KWWL Political Analyst, Chris Larimer said.

Clinton supporters say it all depends on the caucus. 

"Slow and steady wins the race, and getting your people out on caucus night is the most important thing to focus on," said state senator, Jeff Danielson. 

Danielson is a Clinton supporter, and he's still optimistic, "That competition makes us all better. It will make Hillary a better candidate. It will make any other Democrat who may achieve the nominee a better a candidate."

Sanders supporters are enjoying the recent poll.  

"Our folks are feeling the burn, and they're certainly engaged excited about this new day in politics," Sanders' campaign advocate, Tavis Hall said.

Hall says he has a lot to work on before the end of the caucus. He adds, "we really do need a political revolution in politics, and he is certainly the man for the job."

But, only time will tell who will win the caucus in February.

According to Larimer, Bernie Sanders appeals to younger attendees, who are less likely to show up on caucus night. 

Also, when Vice President Joe Biden is among the polls, Clinton loses votes because both candidates are competing for similar votes.



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