Poll: Sanders surges ahead of Clinton in New Hampshire

 

A stunning new poll has Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersAnti-trade senators say chamber would be crazy to pass TPP Vulnerable NH Republican ties reelection bid to Trump Overnight Finance: Congress poised to avoid shutdown | Yellen defends Fed from Trump | Why Obama needs PhRMA on trade MORE (I-Vt.) beating presumptive Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTina Fey suggested Alec Baldwin for SNL's Trump Memo to Trump: No cable news or Twitter until debate homework is done Clinton campaign chair jabs at Trump's age 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 BidenTop Dem: Cures bill funding cut to B Yes, this election will change America forever The FCC’s Privacy Problem 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 ObamaMemo to Trump: No cable news or Twitter until debate homework is done Obamas welcome Olympians to White House Overnight Finance: Lawmakers float criminal charges for Wells Fargo chief | Scrutiny on Trump's Cuba dealings | Ryan warns of recession if no tax reform MORE in the Iowa caucuses.