Hillary Clinton maintains her lead over Bernie Sanders in Iowa, and continues to cut into Sanders’ lead in New Hampshire. With a seven point-margin, Sanders’ lead has fallen to half of what it was last month.
Clinton still holds a large lead in South Carolina, as she has since September.
After the Paris attacks and an increased focus by voters on foreign policy matters, Clinton is viewed by 8 in 10 Democrats as ready to be commander-in-chief in these early states. A smaller percentage, but still a majority, thinks Sanders is ready.
Eighty-four percent in Iowa say Clinton is ready and 60 percent say so about Sanders. In New Hampshire, where Sanders still leads Clinton, 83 percent say she is ready and 69 percent feel Sanders is ready.