Amy Klobuchar still in the running as polls tighten in Iowa

The Minnesota senator received a boost in the polls after her debate performance.
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Amy Klobuchar has received two boosts to her campaign in 24 hours, as the latest polls from Iowa show her taking a sizable leap in the race.

The Minnesota senator is now polling in the double figures in Iowa, ranking 5th in the list of contenders with 11 percent.

It comes as the race tightens, with Joe Biden still in the lead at 24 percent (down 1 percent), followed by Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders.

The jump in the polls from Klobuchar comes after her appearance at the latest Democratic debate in Des Moines.

RealClearPolitics noted that Klobuchar had one of "her strongest debate performances so far," coming at the perfect time just 3 weeks before the Iowa caucuses.

The website argues that Klobuchar doesn't have to carry Iowa to be considered a "winner," but rather could bolster her position by edging out Elizabeth Warren to become the leading female candidate in the race.

It's proven a solid 24 hours for the senator, who on Sunday evening received the endorsement of the New York Times' Editorial Board, along with Warren.

Klobuchar was back in Minneapolis when she held a rally at First Avenue on Friday, the first day of early voting for the presidential primaries in Minnesota.

However, her ability to campaign in person in some of the early voting states will be hampered, along with the likes of Sanders and Warren, by the soon-to-begin impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Per the Pioneer Press, she told the crowd at First Ave. that because of this, her support on the ground from her campaign teams will be vital.

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