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Suffolk Poll: Bernie Sanders' Numbers Up in New Hampshire

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By    |   Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 03:55 PM

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is rising in a recent poll of New Hampshire Democratic voters.

Sanders, an Independent senator running as a Democratic candidate for president, has support from 31 percent of Democratic primary voters in the Granite State, according to a new poll released by Suffolk University on Tuesday.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has 41 percent of the vote in the same poll conducted June 11-15 of 500 likely voters in New Hampshire's Democratic presidential primary.

"Most political observers felt that Hillary Clinton’s large early lead among Democratic voters would eventually shrink a bit over time," said David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center in Boston.

"But in New Hampshire right now, the lead has shrunk a lot, and this is a much different Democratic primary race than we are seeing in other states so far," Paleologos added.

The reasons cited by those who said they wouldn't vote for Clinton included lack of trust, "been around too long," and that they are "tired of the Clintons."

The poll also showed that gender makes a difference for New Hampshire Democratic voters. Forty-seven percent of women said they plan to vote for Clinton, while only 28 percent said their pick is Sanders. By comparison, Sanders led with men by a 35-32 percent count.

Seven percent of New Hampshire Democratic voters said they would vote for Vice President Joe Biden, 3 percent picked former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, 3 percent said they would vote for former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, and 1 percent said they supported former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb.

The results mirror a recent poll released by Morning Consult of New Hampshire voters, which showed Clinton leading Sanders 44 percent to 32 percent.

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