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Early Indicators Show Tight Races in Iowa Caucuses

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Published: Feb. 1, 2016 at 8:27 PM CST
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Iowans are kicking off voting in the 2016 presidential primary tonight.

Interviews with voters at caucus sites across the state suggest it's a tight battle for candidates of both parties. On the Democratic side, voters, for the most part, are choosing between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Six in 10 Democratic caucus-goers say they want a candidate who will continue President Barack Obama's policies.

Tonight's Republican presidential contest in Iowa is shaping up as a three-way fight among Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. That's according to a survey of early-arriving voters at caucus sites. Republicans John Kasich, Chris Christie and Jeb Bush are already in New Hampshire to get a jump on their competitors in a state where voters are friendlier to more traditional GOP candidates.