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it's monday, february 1st. coming up on "early today." they finally cast their first votes of the 2016 presidential campaign. "early today" starts right now. good morning. i'm gigi stone woods. today is the day after months of shaking hands, giving speeches, not to mention more than 60,000 tv ads iowa voters will make their voices heard in the race caucuses and the race apeers closer than ever. the final poll shows donald trump ahead of ted cruz by only
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the democratic side is even tighter. hillary clinton ahead of bernie sanders by just 3%, a dead heat within the margin of error. although not everything's rosy for front-runner, the unfavor built average shows three out of every five americans, 60% view trump unfavorably. that's the highest presidential rating for a presidential candidate since 1992 while hillary clinton currently has the highest. 52% of americans have a negative view of the former secretary of state. i guess what they say, love and hate are synonymous are true on this. on the plus side clinton did get a huge endorsement over "the new york times" which calls the secretary of state, quote, one of the the most brotdly and deeply qualified presidential candidates in modern history. the paper also endorses john kasich. quote, even though he's the underdog he's the only plausible choice for the republicans.
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last night making her appearance on stage with husband bill and daughter chelsea normally who stump separately while bernie sanders continues to garner support from younger voters and raise money. the campaign announced it raised $20 million in january alone and says lit have enough funds to stay in the race for the long haul. they tell nbc news they expect to be close. nbc's kristen welker is in iowa with more. >> reporter: it's the home stretch. hillary clinton and bernie sanders blanketing iowa, a fight for the number one spot in a race likely to be a photo finish. >> monday niet ght could be a historic night for this country. we can make history. >> let's start a storm of a future we make together. >> reporter: just hours before clinton and sanders in a dead
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42% to 45% in the polling. teams of volunteers and organizers knocking on doors one last time making sure every supporter knows two things, where their caucus location is and how they'll get there. and the clinton campaign allowing nbc aen exclusive lieu at their specially developed app which is like a caucus night calculator. >> it allows us to stream our process and allow our precinct captains move through the processes. they're spending less time calculating and more time persuading. >> the clinton campaign anticipated 125,000 doors knocked alone. sanders' ground team equally impressive, 76,000 door knocks, 15,000 volunteers. clinton still playing defense like when she was secretary of state.
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of the timing and leaks that lead led up to it are concerning. >> sanders who's reluctant to weigh in on the issue spoke on "meet the press." >> this is serious. i will not attack hillary clinton. americans will have to make their judgment. >> who are you supporting? >> bernie sanders. >> why hillary clinton. >> i honestly thinks she has the most experience and can do the job. >> nbc's kristen welker reporting. make sure you tune in on thursday for the democratic debate on msnbc. now, with polling tight donald trump and ted cruz continue to escalate their attacks on one another as both candidates attended church in a last effort to court voters there. nbc's hallie jackson reports. >> reporter: in the final crunch before the caucus, even church
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this sunday's signs of piece battle. >> donald trump supports expanding obamacare to make it full on medicine like bernie sanders. >> look. ted cruz is a total lie yar. i'm so against obamacare, i'm obamacare. >> reporter: trump still looking strong -- >> i'd like to win iowa. i'm doing really well with the evangelicals in iowa. >> reporter: both candidates know support from christian conservatives could be the deciding factor. about six in ten caucusgoers identify as evangelicals. if the same polling turns out, this race will be a dead heat. >> what's going to be important for you in that caucus room? >> i think the most important thing when i go to a caucus, i want somebody that obviously shares the same values as i have as a christian, as a bible believer.
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church clear on what they want in a nominee and clear on what they don't. >> i'm disappointed that people will tell us when they get to washington they're going to do this. i'm disappointed that the republicans and democrats can't work together to make better laws that reach across the aisle and that benefit all americans. >> reporter: that frustration, one of the biggest factors cruz here. >> very frustrated with both that it in marco that it can be corrected. >> reporter: they're all ready for a race. >> the real thing that matters is the poll. it's necessarily what we do and not necessarily what the media tells us to do. >> nbc's hallie jackson reporting. late yesterday we got one more memorable moment, the ted
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the mud. it had to be towed. bernie sanders remains confident he'll win if turnout is high. campaign insiders say if more than 2,000 show up like they did in 2008, sanders will win. there's a storm coming. nbc's bill karins is here with more. is it going to stop the caucusgoers? >> not directly. maybe indirectly. people may choose to prepare for the storm and not show up, but that will be the only impact. here's 7 ees 's 7:00 p.m. when the snow does start falling, most of it will be melting on the roads. let's focus on 8:00, 9:00, 10:00 this evening. there's a little bit trying to sneak in here in nebraska and iowa. for the most part we're looking mostly clear. that's a great news. this storm itself is going to affect iowa. there is already a blizzard watch. there will be one in the
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the south side of the state looks worse. right now northern portions of arizona are getting nailed. we did have reports of thundersnow and now we're going to see heavy snow pushing into colorado today. as far as the storm goes. california was a mess. tomorrow this heads out into the central plains and that's where we'll see all the troublesome weather. all the way to north plat to northern garden city. blizzard watches still in effect. then winter storm watches up near green bay. as farr as snowfall goes, the bull's-eye will be in the southern plains. the northern half of iowa especially. hastings, nebraska, has a chance for a foot. same with omaha. des moines a little less, especially south of you. we have you about 5 inches. the big news is not directly affecting the caucus tonight but some are going to choose to prepare and get the shovels and that salt. that's the national
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now here's a closer look at your day ahead. one other story, 85 degrees. on the other side an all out snowstorm through 125 through colorado. that's good news. if it had been tomorrow then it would have been a problem. >> thanks, bill. just ahead, two virginia tech students arrested in connection with a shocking murder. plus, could this be the future of transportation. elon musk moves a step closer to loop reality. with you're watching "early today." thanks, dad! mcdonald' s happy meal. with fresh, delicious cuties. these are my dogs dusty and cooper. i work for the dogs twenty-four seven. i am the butler. these dogs shed like crazy. it's like being inside of a snow globe.
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for some entertainment news now, the weekend kung fu panda three took the top at the box office. holding on tight were the revenant with more than $12 million and stat wars the force awakens with over $10 million. still going strong. ladies and gentlemen, welcome to diverse tv. >> he summed up the awards with that one-liner. is he going to be james bond or what. >> many actors including viola davis and queen la tee stay. they were in complete contrast to the oscars where famously nor actors of color were nominated which led to some boycotting.
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>> this is 7news now. >> christa: it's a busy monday. we're getting things started for your week here on "today in new england." >> sarah: here are some stories we're working on. breaking news from overnight. state police and boston police are investigating a pair of pedestrian accidents in the city. one happened in dorchester, the other in china town. two people were taken to the hospital with injuries. >> christa: months of campaigning and the iowa caucuses just a few hours away. both republican and democratic candidates are really close. and the races are, as well, too close to call. the results are likely to hinge on turnout. >> sarah: a weymouth firefighter facing criticism this morning for an alleged private facebook post that blasted drug users. the post said they should be left to die instead of being
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the fire chief is looking into the post. >> christa: new this morning, we are getting a recent jailhouse letter from aaron hernandez, at least a look at it. the web site tmz is posting it overnight, what it says about tom brady, rob gronkowski and team owner robert kraft. you'll want to stick around for that story coming up. >> sarah: let's get a check of the forecast with chris lambert. >> chris: warm this morning. how about yesterday? close to 60 degrees in many towns, upper 50s. city of boston 57 degrees. norwood hit 59. bedford at 57. easy way to end january and enter february 1st. february 1st starting off on the mild side. temperature of 45 degrees right now in boston. 48 in plymouth. it will be another mild day. breezes out of the southwest. a little breeze today, but weather is mild. we can take that breeze. partly snow skies for the day, as well, although more clouds around, especially this afternoon. there's a front to the west of us. that's going the slide on through. and you notice some sprinkling
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new york enter pennsylvania. not a lot of moisture with it. there may be a sprinkle rolling through here this afternoon. better chance of a couple showers down through southeastern mass late in the day, but overall more dry hours than anything else. quiet tomorrow. it does turn cooler. back into the 40s for high temperatures. but overall still above average for this time of year. so getting the kids ready for school, the lighter jackets this morning. temperatures holding into the mid-40s. mid-50s this afternoon. a lot of them running around, burning off this energy with the outdoor recess here and should reach the mid to upper 50s. that will be widespread as we go across the area into this afternoon. rain and wind moving in on wednesday. cooler late in the week. we'll talk more on that seven-day forecast coming up. "today in new england" starts right now. >> christa: breaking news in boston. police, state police investigating after two pedestrians are struck overnight. we're live with breaking details. >> sarah: candidates converging on iowa. voters heading out to make their choice.
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