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Bernie Bits: NBC News Poll Shows Bernie With Big NH Lead


Another weekend poll has brought good news for Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

An NBC News/Marist poll of Democratic voters released Sunday shows Sanders leading Hillary Clinton 41 percent to 32 percent in New Hampshire. The same pollsters had Clinton leading Sanders by 10 percent in New Hampshire in July.

And in Iowa, Sanders has cut into Clinton's lead. The former secretary of state leads Sanders 38 percent to 27 percent. The same pollsters showed Clinton with a 24-point lead in Iowa in July.

"I think they're getting nervous," Sanders said at a presidential campaign stop in Iowa on Saturday. "I think what they know four months ago when I entered this race, if you look at the polls, I was at 3 or 4 percent. The vast majority of the American people didn't know who Bernie Sanders was. They didn't know what my ideas were. In the last four months, we have amassed huge amounts of energy and enthusiasm."

The NBC News/Marist poll was released a week after a different poll showed Sanders had closed to within seven points of Clinton in Iowa.

Sanders is scheduled to spend Labor Day at a parade in Milford, N.H.

For Tuesday, Sanders' 74th birthday, his campaign has organized its second "money bomb" fundraising event. During the first money bomb event in July, the campaign says, it raised $62,000.