Poll: Sanders surges ahead of Clinton in New Hampshire

 

A stunning new poll has Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDems pressure Wasserman Schultz to abandon convention role Trump: Dem convention a 'total mess' Susan Sarandon rips 'disgusting' DNC MORE (I-Vt.) beating presumptive Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonDems pressure Wasserman Schultz to abandon convention role Trump: Dem convention a 'total mess' Clinton, Biden reschedule event after Dallas shooting MORE in New Hampshire.

Sanders has eclipsed Clinton by a 44 to 37 percent margin, according to a new Franklin Pierce University/Boston Herald poll that was first reported by the Boston newspaper Tuesday evening.

The previous FPU/Herald poll taken in March had Sanders trailing Clinton 44 to 8.

Today's poll is the first to show Sanders, whose liberal policies are popular with the Democratic base, ahead of Clinton in New Hampshire.

And it comes as reports surfaced that Clinton will turn over her private email server that she used while leading the State Department to Justice Department officials.

Meanwhile, Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenClinton, Biden reschedule event after Dallas shooting Emphasis on diversity in Democratic convention lineup Biden to end long career by boosting his rival MORE garnered 9 percent, with the other remaining candidates hovering at around 1 percent, according to the poll.

Pollsters telephoned 442 likely Democratic voters in New Hampshire between Aug. 7 and Aug. 10. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.7 percentage points.

Clinton maintains a dominant lead in other polls. During her failed bid for presidency in 2008, she surged to narrowly win the New Hampshire primary after losing to then-Sen. Barack ObamaBarack ObamaAn inconvenient truth for Obama, Black Lives Matter and racial hypnotism Five things Clinton needs to do with her big speech A legacy on the line MORE in the Iowa caucuses.

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