A new New York Times/Siena poll in Iowa finds Bernie Sanders leading the Democratic field with 25%, followed by Pete Buttigieg at 18%, Joe Biden at 17%, Elizabeth Warren at 15% and Amy Klobuchar at 8%.
“Should he prevail in Iowa and face a similarly fractured field of mainstream rivals in New Hampshire, where he also currently leads in the polls, Mr. Sanders could be difficult to slow.”
However, this is a key takeaway: “Ms. Klobuchar’s supporters could play the most crucial role, though, should she fail to achieve 15% in most precincts. When voters were asked whom they would support if they were left with only four choices — Mr. Sanders, Mr. Buttigieg, Mr. Biden and Ms. Warren — Mr. Biden was the overwhelming favorite of Ms. Klobuchar’s backers.”