Poll: Sanders surges ahead of Clinton in New Hampshire

 

A stunning new poll has Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersAssange: 'Unexpected' Clinton campaign leaks coming Progressive groups urge Clinton to lead fight against a TPP vote Sanders launches nonprofit to carry on campaign's goals MORE (I-Vt.) beating presumptive Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump rips Clinton for playing race card Clinton to say Trump stoking ‘fringe element’ in GOP takeover McConnell: Senate won't take up TPP this year 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 BidenTrump poised to betray primary supporters on immigration Biden seeks to reassure Turkey over alleged coup plotter US, Turkey launch offensive in northern Syria against ISIS 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 ObamaMcConnell: Senate won't take up TPP this year Politicians can’t afford to ignore Latinos Poll: Clinton up 7 on Trump in Michigan MORE in the Iowa caucuses.

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