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Democratic divide? What the Iowa caucus reveals about the state of the party

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, accompanied by former President Bill Clinton and their daughter Chelsea Clinton, arrives at her caucus night rally at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016.
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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, accompanied by former President Bill Clinton and their daughter Chelsea Clinton, arrives at her caucus night rally at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Democrats had a raucous caucus in Iowa Monday night. The evening ended with a "virtual tie" between candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

Democrats had a raucous caucus in Iowa Monday night. The evening ended with a "virtual tie" between candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

Hillary Clinton went on to claim victory. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIKh6yAeb5Q

But it’s by no means a strong win. Clinton sits with 49.9 percent of the vote to Senator Sanders' 49.6.

Clinton’s razor-thin lead over Senator Sanders speaks volumes about where blue voters stand on the former secretary of state. One often hears about division in the Republican Party. What does the close caucus say about the state of the Democratic Party? 

Take Two put that question to two guests:

  • , senior fellow at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism and former Chief White House Correspondent for CNN
  • Luis DeSipio, professor of political science and Latino studies at UC Irvine

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