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Entrance Poll: Fewer First Time Iowa Caucusgoers For Dems Than In 2008

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Obama owed his victory to the large share of first-time caucus goers. It is not clear so far that Sanders has attracted that same momentum.

CNN reported Monday that entrance polls so far showed that just 41 percent of the Democratic caucusgoers were coming out for the first time. The number is much lower than the 57 percent of caucus goers who were first timers in 2008 when Obama won in a landslide against Hillary Clinton, according to CNN.