Hillary Clinton has a mere 12-percentage-point edge over Bernie Sanders nationally just days before the Iowa caucuses, according to new polling out this week.
Clinton’s support among likely Democratic primary voters has dropped to 49 percent, according to a Fox News poll released Monday evening. The former secretary of state has lost 5 percentage points since voters were last polled on the same question at the beginning of January. This also represents the first time since October that Clinton has dropped below 50 percent support.
Meanwhile, 37 percent of likely primary voters want to see Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) become the nominee; 10 percent of Democrats say they remain undecided.
Generally, Clinton’s support has eroded since last June as Sanders’ has expanded. Seven months ago, Clinton was backed by 61 percent of likely Democratic primary voters, while Sanders polled at 15 percent.