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Sanders Leads Clinton in New NH Poll

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By Courtney Coren   |   Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 02:10 PM

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is leading former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton among Democratic primary voters in New Hampshire in the latest poll from Public Policy Polling.

The poll released Tuesday showed Sanders with 42 percent of voters saying that they support the independent senator, while 35 percent say they would like to see Clinton as the Democratic nominee in 2016, in the poll of 370 Granite State Democratic primary voters taken Aug. 21 to 24.

The polling group notes that "the main story in New Hampshire is how universally popular Sanders has become among the Democratic electorate."

Seventy-eight percent of Democrats in New Hampshire have a favorable view of Sanders, while 63 percent have a favorable view of Clinton. This is a significant drop since April, when 78 percent of primary voters in the Granite State held a favorable view the former secretary of state.

"New Hampshire is really unique in the Democratic race," said Dean Debnam, president of Public Policy Polling. "We still find Hillary Clinton well ahead everywhere else, but it's clear at this point that there's a real race in the Granite State."

This is the second poll showing Sanders leading Clinton. A Boston Herald/FPU poll from early August showed the Vermont senator leading Clinton 44 percent to 37 percent.

The PPP poll also showed Donald Trump leading the Republican field with 35 percent of the vote in New Hampshire among 436 Republican primary voters.

Here is how the other candidates are shaping up:

• 11 percent for Ohio Gov. John Kasich
• 10 percent for former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina
• 7 percent for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush
• 7 percent for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker
• 6 percent for retired pediatric neurosurgeon, Ben Carson
• 4 percent for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
• 4 percent for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz
• 4 percent for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio
• 3 percent for Kentucky Sen Rand Paul

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, former New York Gov. George Pataki, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal all had 2 percent or less of the vote.

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