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Trump surges, Bernie Sanders edging Hillary Clinton in Iowa in new polls

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WASHINGTON — He’s beating her in New Hampshire and now Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is edging out Hillary Clinton 41 to 40 percent in a new Iowa poll, the latest evidence of Clinton’s sagging campaign.

In the GOP race, Donald Trump was continuing his surge, grabbing 32 percent in a new CNN/ORC poll — 13 percentage points ahead of second-place Ben Carson. Jeb Bush didn’t break double digits and was down to 9 percent.

The Iowa numbers in the Democratic contest are a sharp turnaround from July, when Clinton was beating Sanders 52 to 35 percent in the same Quinnipiac University poll, with Vice President Joe Biden at 7 percent.

Biden’s support climbed to 12 percent in the new poll.

The poll is just the latest to show gains for Sanders, who leads Clinton 41 to 32 percent in the latest NBC / Marist poll in New Hampshire.

Sanders crushes Clinton among Iowa men, leading 49 to 28 percent. Clinton takes the women’s vote in the state, 49 to 35 percent.

“Sen. Bernie Sanders has become the Eugene McCarthy of 2016,” said Quinnipiac pollster Peter Brown. “He is the candidate of the Democratic left, against his own party’s bosses and their prized presidential candidate, Secretary Hillary Clinton.”

The Iowa poll was taken over the long weekend, as Clinton continued to get her story straight over the lingering email controversy, for which she finally apologized this week.

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