Poll: Sanders surges ahead of Clinton in New Hampshire

 

A stunning new poll has Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDem platform draft adopts Sanders proposal on taxing foreign earnings Sanders wins concessions in Dem draft platform Dem draft platform a full repudiation of Trump MORE (I-Vt.) beating presumptive Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonLabor chief: Clinton-Lynch meet not ‘planned in advance’ Clinton scheduled to interview with FBI: reports Dem platform draft adopts Sanders proposal on taxing foreign earnings 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 BidenThe Trail 2016: Meet and greet and grief There is more to cancer than "the cure" Biden puts hope at center of cancer 'moonshot' summit 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 ObamaCoal company warns of mass layoffs Veep auditions in overdrive Green mega-donor launches pro-Clinton effort in Pa. MORE in the Iowa caucuses.

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