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Democracy 2020 Digest: Tulsi shreds on New Hampshire slopes — WATCH

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NORTH CONWAY, N.H. – She may be from Hawaii, but Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard is more than comfortable on the slopes.

The four-term congresswoman and Iraq War veteran strapped on her snowboard and shredded it up with supporters on Tuesday at Cranmore Mountain Resort in New Hampshire’s White Mountains.

Gabbard took to the slopes with just two weeks to go until New Hampshire holds the country’s first primary in the White House race. The long-shot for the Democratic presidential nomination — who is spending the vast majority of her time campaigning in New Hampshire — was joined by a couple of dozen supporters who entered a contest to ski or snowboard alongside the White House hopeful.

“I’ve been wanting to go snowboarding all winter and so try to find the time to do it — we’ve been campaigning every day and so we just brainstormed with the team and said why don’t we go snowboarding,” she told Fox News in an interview at the ski resort.

Gabbard took the opportunity to chat with some undecided voters who happened to be spending the day skiing and snowboarding at Cranmore.

“We just heard from people that this is a much better way, that they appreciate being able to meet a presidential candidate out and having some fun and going where people are hanging out rather than just the usual traditional political haunts,” she said. “I’m grateful. I had some fun in the process, too.”

The candidate took a few warm-up runs with campaign aides before joining supporters and reporters who covered the campaign event. Gabbard told Fox News it was her first time snowboarding in two years.

“I’m glad that I was able to find my footing here. It’s been a couple of years since I went snowboarding,” she told Fox News’ Rob Dirienzo.

Gabbard appears to be the first presidential candidate to hit the slopes since former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson went skiing a couple of election cycles ago.

Her afternoon snowboarding came four weeks after the Hawaii lawmaker went surfing in the frigid Atlantic Ocean waters on New Year’s Day at Hampton Beach along New Hampshire’s Seacoast.

Buttigieg comments on campaign diversity after ‘microaggressions’ report

Former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg says his presidential campaign is working “to empower staffers at all levels to be able to speak to their experiences to raise concerns.”

The Democratic presidential candidate’s comments on Tuesday came hours after a New York Times report that Buttigieg’s campaign sent a questionnaire to staffers of color earlier this month asking about microaggressions in the workplace.

The first question asked on the survey – which was sent out on Jan 1. by the campaign’s national engagement coordinator – asked whether they had experienced any of six microaggressions listed, including being interrupted or being mistaken for another staffer of color, according to the report.

Speaking to reporters in Ottumwa, Iowa, Buttigieg told reporters including Fox News’ Andres del Aguila that “we’ve got to work much harder to do a better job.

And the campaign posted a Medium article which highlighted that it’s committed to building a diverse staff.

Buttigieg’s struggled to overcome what critics say is a lack of diversity in his campaign. And his inability to date to build support among black voters has been well chronicled in the media. The candidate’s also faced scrutiny for his handling as mayor of the fatal police shooting last year of a black man.

Murder case from Klobuchar’s prosecutor days comes under scrutiny

It was one of the biggest cases of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s tenure as the top prosecutor in Minnesota’s largest county.

And Klobuchar – in her Senate elections and during her current White House bid – has often recounted the killing by stray bullet of an 11-year old girl who doing homework at her dining room table. Klobuchar’s office put Tyesha Edwards’ killer – who was a black teenager – in jail for life.

But a new Associated Press investigation into the 17-year old case – which was unveiled on Tuesday — uncovered new evidence and raises questions about whether the shooter, Myron Burrell, is innocent.

A Klobuchar campaign spokesperson told the AP that Burrell was tried and convicted of Tyesha’s murder twice, and the second trial occurred when Klobuchar was no longer the Hennepin County Attorney. If there was new evidence, the spokesperson said it should be immediately reviewed by the court.

Biden’s closing argument to voters in Iowa: ‘Imagine all the progress we can make’

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday went up with his final TV commercial in Iowa ahead of next Monday’s caucuses, which kick off the presidential primary and caucus calendar.

The ad urges voters to imagine what a Biden administration could accomplish if President Trump is defeated in November’s general election.

“Imagine all the progress we can make in the next four years,” Biden says as he narrates the spot, before listing affordable health care, fighting climate change and banning assault weapons.

“What we imagine today, you can make a reality. But first we need to beat Donald Trump,” Biden emphasizes.

The commercials scheduled to run in five TV markets in Iowa as well as on Hulu through next Monday’s caucuses.

Biden ahead nationally, but Sanders nipping at heels

Biden retains the edge in the latest national poll in the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Biden stands at 26 percent support among Democratic voters and independent voters who lean Democratic, according to a Quinnipiac University survey released on Tuesday.

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont grabs 21 percent support, with Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts at 15 percent, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg at 8 percent, Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota at 7 percent, former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 6 percent, and tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang at 3 percent. No one else tested topped 2 percent.

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“After months of leading national polls, Joe Biden’s support is holding steady – but he no longer sits comfortably at the top of the Democratic presidential pack. Bernie Sanders’ support breaks into the ’20s for the first time,” Quinnipiac Poll analyst Mary Snow highlighted.

The survey indicates that 55 percent of Democrats and independents who lean Democratic say they might change their mind about their vote, with 43 percent saying their mind is made up.

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Fox News Town Hall with Pete Buttigieg: See the photos

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AOC bashes ICE, Sanders bashes Trump during Iowa rally

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U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez urged supporters of 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Saturday night to start “tipping people off” if they see federal immigration authorities taking action against illegal immigrants in their communities.

It was just one of many tips the New York Democrat had for a crowd in Ames, Iowa, as she continued stumping for Sanders ahead of the state’s presidential caucuses on Feb. 3.

Unlike a Friday night event in Iowa City, in which Ocasio-Cortez promoted progressive causes like the Green New Deal, government-funded health care and immigration reform — but never mentioned the name of Sanders, who was absent because of Senate impeachment trial duties in Washington — the 30-year-old freshman congresswoman on Saturday, with the 78-year-old Sanders now in attendance, reminded the crowd who she supported.

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“We need a true Green New Deal in this country,” she said. “Sen. Sanders has the largest plan in the field to address the climate crisis. I’m here because we need true immigration justice. And I’m not here to reform some of these systems when we talk about immigration, I’m here because Sen. Sanders has truly committed to breaking up ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) and CBP (Customs and Border Protection).”

As for Sanders himself, the independent U.S. senator from Vermont spent much of his speech in Ames blasting President Trump — just one week after Trump defended Sanders following an attack by his Democratic progressive rival, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

“What we can agree on is that in our great country, we should not have a president who is a pathological liar,” Sanders said. “We should not have a president who is running a corrupt administration. We should not have a president who is a racist, a sexist, a homophobe, a xenophobe and a religious bigot.”

“We can have our differences of opinion,” Sanders added. “But we do not need somebody like Donald Trump in the White House, who forces parents to turn off the TV when kids are in the room – who is an embarrassment to us all over the world.”

The Vermont progressive also referred to Trump as “the most dangerous president in the modern history of America” and claimed his policies on climate change threaten the entire world.

“Donald Trump is doing many bad things for our country,” he said. “In terms of climate change, he is rejecting science. We cannot have a government that rejects science.”

Sanders also echoed Ocasio-Cortez’s emphasis on engaging young voters and said increasing voter turnout is the only way to make a lasting impact, that transcends the ballot box.

“If you are tired of student debt — if you are sick and tired and scared about climate change — If you are disgusted with racism and sexism… if you believe health care is a human right, you can’t sit it out,” he said.

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“You can’t complain. You have to be involved. If young people were to vote in Iowa and in this national election at the same rate as older people — not only will we beat Trump, but we lay the groundwork for transforming this country.”

As for his policy agenda, Sanders echoed his previous calls for a Green New Deal, Medicare-for-all, and the elimination of student debt.

“We can cancel all student debt in America with a modest tax on Wall Street speculation,” he proposed.

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Elizabeth Warren wins endorsement of Des Moines Register, Iowa’s top newspaper

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., won a key endorsement Saturday when Iowa’s largest newspaper announced that it will back her for the Democratic presidential nomination, just days before the state’s caucuses.

“The senior U.S. senator from Massachusetts is not the radical some perceive her to be,” the Des Moines Register’s Editorial Board said. “She was a registered Republican until 1996. She is a capitalist.”

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The Register’s backing is a significant boost for Warren, whom polls suggest trails Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., former Vice President Joe Biden and former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg in the state.

“Yes, I heard and I’m delighted,” Warren told reporters Saturday evening in Iowa after the Register announced its endorsement.

The Register’s Editorial Board cites her background as a former Harvard professor, as well as her role in setting up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as part of the Dodd-Frank reforms after the 2008 financial crisis. It praises her for seeking reforms in making sure the economy benefits working families.

However, the endorsement does not come without caveats, saying that “some of her ideas for ‘big structural change’ go too far” on issues such as “Medicare-for-all.”

“This board could not endorse the wholesale overhaul of corporate governance or cumulative levels of taxation she proposes,” it says. “While the board has long supported single-payer health insurance, it believes a gradual transition is the more realistic approach. But Warren is pushing in the right direction.”

The board praises rivals such as Biden (whom it says would “restore credibility to the White House”) and Sanders (who “champions the working class”), but says that “the country needs more.”

“We need a president who can work the levers of government to translate ideas into signed laws and effective regulations. We need a president committed to bringing our troops home from open-ended foreign entanglements,” it says. “We need a president who understands that the American dream itself is at risk: the idea that someone who works hard and plays by the rules can get ahead, and that their children will do even better.”

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“With Warren, the Oval Office will be occupied by someone who has made rebuilding the middle class her life’s work,” the board says.

Warren was one of a number of candidates who were planning to hold town halls and other events in Iowa on Saturday as part of a final push before the caucuses on Feb. 3.

Warren and other senators have been hampered by the ongoing Senate impeachment trial of President Trump, which has forced them to stay in Washington, D.C., while their non-senator rivals have been able to tour the primary states unencumbered.

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Warren’s campaign on Saturday hinted at financial woes when it emailed prospective donors ahead of an “important January fundraising deadline.” Fall short of her financial targets, the campaign warned, and “we risk having to scale back our advertising plan during the most critical period of this election.”

Fox News’ Tara Prindiville and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Angel Mom: Dems won’t fight for their fellow Americans because of their ‘illegal criminal first agenda’

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Angel families are tired of being ignored by Democrats who have an apparent “illegal criminal first agenda”, Angel mom Mary Ann Mendoza said Saturday.

Appearing on “Fox & Friends: Weekend” with host Lisa Boothe, Mendoza said the list of angel families is growing daily in the United States because Democrats continue to support illegal immigrants, provide them with sanctuary from immigration officials and provide them with benefits that even American citizens don’t get.

“And, quite frankly, we are all sick of being ignored by Democrats,” she remarked, adding that she is “pretty disgusted that our loved ones have become collateral damage in their illegal criminal first agenda that they have got going on.”

Mendoza’s son Brandon — a Mesa, Arizona police officer — was killed in 2014 after his police car was hit by an intoxicated illegal immigrant.

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Earlier this week, 2020 Democratic frontrunner and former vice president Joe Biden said his administration would fire Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents who arrest and deport illegal immigrants arrested for driving drunk. He said he doesn’t “count drunk driving as a felony.”

At a Vice News forum on minority issues in Des Moines, Iowa on Monday night, Biden said he wants to change the fact that children of illegal immigrants live in fear that their parents will be arrested and deported.

“They go off to school wondering whether their mom comes and picks them up, is she not going to be there because an ICE agent was there to arrest her,” he said.

“You know, there are tens of thousands of innocent American victims who have been killed by illegal alien drunk drivers in this country,” Mendoza replied. “Over 80,000 DUIs illegal aliens arrested by ICE in one year. That doesn’t even count the additional 76,000 other traffic violations that they have done.”

“So, they’re dangerous drivers. They have a tendency to drive drunk,” she continued. “They don’t realize, you know, they don’t assimilate to our society and know this isn’t what you do.”

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“We cannot allow the Democrats to take control of the administration or have the majority in the House or the Senate because [this] ‘open borders: everybody come into our country’ mentality that they have is what is going to continue,” she told Boothe.

“Like I said, they are enticing this invasion into our country because they know they are going to be provided sanctuary from our laws,” Mendoza commented.

“Once they cross our border and they arrive in our overburdened detention centers and they start complaining about the conditions, they know the Democrats will take up the fight for them. But, they will not fight for their fellow Americans who have become victims of illegal alien crime in their country,” she concluded.

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Bernie Sanders calls into his own Iowa rally on the way back from impeachment trial

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2020 presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., called into his own campaign rally in Iowa City Friday night, after the Senate’s impeachment trial schedule interfered with his ability to be there in person.

He began by thanking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and liberal filmmaker Michael Moore for attending the rally as guest speakers and quickly launched into a speech about his “excellent” chances of winning the Democratic party nomination.

“We are going to win because we are developing an unprecedented multigenerational, multiracial, working-class movement which is prepared to take on the corporate elite and the entire one percent and put together an administration that stands for justice,” Sanders said. “Economic justice, social justice, racial justice and environmental justice.”

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He encouraged Iowa residents to support him in the state caucuses on Feb. 3 and claimed he would emerge victorious in “Iowa, New Hampshire and across the country”

Sanders also mocked President Trump for his policy on guns, immigration and abortion, before reviewing his list of campaign promises, one by one.

Sanders, who referred to Trump as “the worst president in modern American history,” promised to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, ease restrictions on unions, pass a “Medicare-for-all” bill, institute a Green New Deal, reform the criminal justice system, preserve Roe. V. Wade, legalize marijuana in all 50 states and end the “demonization” of illegal immigrants by the Trump administration.

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Throughout the entire speech, he continually repeated the words “we are going to win” while challenging corporate interests and “the 1 percent.”

“The time is long overdue for us to have a government an economy that works for all of us,” Sanders added. “Not just the 1 percent.”

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Watters: Dad who confronted Warren about student loan policy proved she’s ‘buying votes from debtors’

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Jesse Watters said Friday that Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., proved she was “buying votes” after the Democratic presidential candidate was confronted by an Iowa father who challenged her plan to forgive college loan debtors.

“I think we all know when a father comes up to you and Dad is mad, and Dad has done the right thing and he is upset, you don’t laugh at Dad,” Watters said on “The Five.”  “You don’t just blow off Dad because he has done a lot of hard work to make sure his family does better than he did, and that is what she is doing.”

“She is buying votes, but only buying votes from debtors — not savers,” Watters added. “If you save, you are a sucker. You got screwed.”

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The father asked Warren if he would get his “money back” after saving up to send his daughter to college.

“I just wanted to ask one question. My daughter is getting out of school. I’ve saved all my money. She doesn’t have any student loans. Am I going to get my money back?” the father asked

“Of course not,” Warren answered, without hesitation.

“So you’re going to pay for people who didn’t save any money and those of us who did the right thing get screwed?” the father pressed.

Warren has called for universal free public college as well as the cancellation of federal student loan debt up to $50,000 for those making under $100,000 per year. She even said she’d do so on her first day in the White House, and bypass Congress if necessary.

Watters added that a Warren presidency that pursues such a policy could pit neighbor against neighbor, and cause resentment among savers toward those who were more liberal with their money and would be bailed out by the taxpayer.

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“That is why Trump got elected in the first place,” Watters added. “[B]ecause Wall Street and the rich people get bailouts. Poor people get handouts, and everybody in the middle who did the right thing gets nothing.”

Host Greg Gutfeld added that if Warren wanted to enact a radical policy that would help nearly every American, she could called for the cancelation of auto loans. He noted that most Americans have a car and have taken out an auto loan to buy one — but that the catch would be that banks wouldn’t lend to car buyers because they’d never get their return on investment.

“At that point, you will never get another car loan. There is no logic to this,” he said. “She is just promising something free [and] hoping that she gets votes. It will never happen.”

Fox News’ Morgan Phillips contributed to this report.

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Joni Ernst calls out Democrats over aid to Ukraine: ‘Hypocrisy is on full display’

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Democrats’ claim that the Trump administration broke America’s promise to protect Ukraine from Russia by withholding military aid is just an example of the party’s hypocrisy, Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, claimed Thursday.

“The Democratic House Managers’ hypocrisy is on full display,” Ernst wrote on Twitter on Thursday evening, after Day 3 of Trump’s Senate impeachment trial. “They’ve spent most of their time lecturing the Senate on aid to Ukraine, yet four of them voted AGAINST legislation that provided the very same aid they’re lecturing us on.”

“What I find very interesting now is that the House Managers are very, very centered on the fact that Russia was invading Ukraine. And military funding to Ukraine,” she said during a break from President Trump’s impeachment trial earlier Thursday, reminding reporters that Crimea was invaded in 2014 during the Obama administration.

Ernst told reporters the Obama administration reacted to the invasion by “sending blankets.”

Her remarks came after lead House Manager Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said the Trump administration had abused its power by withholding $400 million in military aid allegedly on the condition of investigating the Bidens.

Ernst said that, unlike former President Obama, Trump has sent “lethal aid” to Ukraine.

“These House managers did nothing of the sort to provide that assistance to Ukraine and yet now they are on their high horse … for President Trump not doing enough for Ukraine,” she added.

“These House managers did nothing of the sort to provide that assistance to Ukraine and yet now they are on their high horse … for President Trump not doing enough for Ukraine.” 

— U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa

Republicans criticized Obama for sanctioning Russia rather than sending arms to Ukraine after the 2014 invasion; the Obama administration said they were concerned that sending lethal aid could escalate the situation with Russia.

“The fact is that Ukraine, which is a non-NATO country, is going to be vulnerable to military domination by Russia no matter what we do,” Obama told The Atlantic at the time.

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Between 2014 and 2016 the Obama administration also sent more than $600 million in assistance to Ukraine and started the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative that sends U.S. military equipment, Politifact reported.

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Iowa snow display targeting Democrats is widely condemned in city

Leaders of an Iowa city have denounced a resident’s controversial snow display that depicted a figure appearing to shoot two snowmen, one wearing a Bernie Sanders T-shirt and the other wearing a Democratic Party hat.

Mike Matson, the mayor of Davenport, said he asked the city’s police chief to investigate the display, which he called “an embarrassment to our city.”

“My personal reaction is that it’s terribly wrong,” Matson told the Quad-City Times. “All hate speech is wrong.”

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The figure is seen entrenched in a snowbank donning an army helmet and sunglasses while holding an assault rifle, a chain saw, and what appeared to be a beer stuck to it. Reports did not indicate if it was an actual rifle, but it was pointed at the snowman in the Sanders shirt, which has red dye in the snow near its head.

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A snow display in the yard of Donald Hesseltine is seen Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Davenport, Iowa. Leaders in the city condemned Hesseltine’s display, depicting a figure gunning down a snowman wearing a Bernie Sanders shirt and another adorned with a Democratic Party hat. (Meg McLaughlin/Quad City Times via AP)

Homeowner Donald Hesseltine reportedly created the display, which also shows the figure surrounded by two American flags and two deer-like animal heads propped up by posts. On a nearby sign, he said he wrote the words “Hesseltine 2020” with red sad faces inside the zeroes.

Davenport Alderwoman Marion Meginnis called the depiction “bad taste, unneighborly.”

Hesseltine laughed off concerns about the display, saying he created it over the weekend to “mess with” friends who support the Democratic presidential candidate.

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When asked if the snowman exhibit was created to incite violence, Hesseltine, an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan said, “No way.”

“It’s just to make people cry I guess,” said Hesseltine. “They’re crying, so I win.”

Elesha Gayman, chair of the Iowa based Scott County Democrats said the display was “a hate crime and hate speech.”

“It’s as bad as if someone burned a cross in someone’s yard,” Gayman said. “We have got to stop this. This is not the Wild West. We should be able to civilly disagree with one another, where you’re not displaying acts of murder on your front lawn.”

David Millage, chairman of the Scott County Republican Party, found the display “terrible” but said it was protected as free speech. Millage noted there’s no affiliation between the display and the Republican Party.

Even with Matson’s strong feelings towards the display, he added it’s likely the city can’t do anything about it, because of Hesseltine’s free speech rights.

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The first votes in the Democratic nomination process will be in two weeks when the Iowa caucuses take place.

The Associated Press contributed to the report

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New poll: Biden with slight edge in Iowa with caucuses 2 weeks out

With two weeks to go until the Iowa caucuses, a new poll indicates that former Vice President Joe Biden has a slight edge over his 2020 rivals for the Democratic nomination in the state that kicks off the presidential primary and caucus calendar.

Biden stands at 24 percent support among likely Democratic caucusgoers in Iowa in the survey released Monday by Focus on Rural America, which touts itself as a non-partisan organization pushing progressive causes and promoting economic messages for rural America.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts registers at 18 percent, with former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 16 percent, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont at 14 percent, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar of neighboring Minnesota at 11 percent.

While Biden’s numbers were basically unchanged from the Focus on Rural America’s previous poll – released in September – Warren dropped 5 percentage points, Sanders soared 5 points, Buttigieg jumped 4 points and Klobuchar rose 3 points.

Billionaire environmental and progressive advocate Tom Steyer stands at 4 percent support in the survey, with tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang at 3 percent. Everyone else tested registered at 1 percent or less.

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People participate in the Democartic caucus at the Iowa State Historical Society in Des Moines, Iowa Feb. 1, 2016. REUTERS/Brian C. Frank 

The poll was conducted Jan. 15-18, with 500 likely Democratic caucus-goers in Iowa questioned by live telephone operators.

The survey was taken after last Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate in Iowa and seems to suggest that the prime-time clash between Sanders and Warren over sexism in politics and whether or not Sanders told Warren in a private conversation just over a year ago that a female candidate couldn’t beat President Trump in 2020 has negatively impacted both candidates.

When asked if there’s a candidate they wouldn’t support based on the debate, 12 percent of respondents said Warren and 11 percent said Sanders. Steyer was a distant third at 4 percent.

Biden’s advantage in Iowa in the new poll is similar to findings from a Monmouth University survey in the Hawkeye State released a week ago. A Des Moines Register/CNN survey also conducted ahead of the debate indicated Sanders on top of the field.

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