Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton acknowledged that she has had support from Wall Street, but said, it ''didn't change my view or my vote.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton acknowledged that she has had support from Wall Street, but noted that both President Barack Obama as well as rival Sen.. Bernie Sanders have received money from Wall Street adding, it "didn't change my view or my vote." "Senator Sanders and I share a lot of the same goals, and I think that has made for a very good contest, in this campaign," Clinton said. "We have really tried, in so far as possible to keep it on the issues, compared with the republicans who are mostly engaging in insults," she said. " But there are differences," Clinton said. "And it is important that you understand those differences, I have been speaking out against and working to rein in powerful forces for many years, I have the scars to prove that," Clinton said. "If Wall Street, were so interested in supporting Democrats like the President, and like me, for their own reasons, why are they spending six million dollars trying to defeat me in this primary?" she said. "I have gone to Wall Street, I have said they were going to wreck the economy over the mortgage markets, they know where I stand because I have always stood there," she said. "And like President Obama, yes, I have donations, there is no doubt about that, but, you know, ask yourself, President Obama had a lot of donations, did that stop him from signing Dodd Frank? The toughest regulations against the financial sector," she said. "I was kind of amused, just the other day, Senator Sanders took about 200,000 dollars from Wall Street firms, not directly but through the Democratic Senate campaign Committee, you know there was nothing wrong with that, it hasn't changed his view, well, it' didn't change my view or my vote either," she said. Sanders has erased Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's wide lead for the Democratic presidential nomination since the start of year, putting the two in a dead heat nationally, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. Clinton leads Sanders 48 percent to 45 percent among Democratic voters, according to the poll of 512 Americans, conducted Feb. 2-5 following the Iowa caucus. The poll has a credibility interval of 5 percentage points. Democrats had been supporting Clinton by more than a 2-to-1 margin at the beginning of the year. Sanders has narrowed that lead considerably over the past several weeks. Clinton beat Sanders narrowly in the Iowa caucuses, the nation's first nomination contest ahead of the November election, but is expected to lose to him in New Hampshire. The two rivals clashed on Thursday night in their first one-on-one debate, reflecting the tightness of the race.