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Poll: Sanders holds double-digit lead in New Hampshire

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Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is holding onto a double-digit lead in the New Hampshire Democratic primary, according to a new CNN/WMUR Poll released Wednesday.

Sanders receives 50 percent support in that state, followed by Hillary Clinton, with 40 percent support, and former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley, with 1 percent support.

{mosads}Sanders and Clinton both gained support in the poll, which for the first time did not give respondents the option to select Vice President Biden, who announced in October he would not seek the Democratic presidential nomination.

Clinton narrowed the gap slightly since the last iteration of the poll in September, when she trailed Sanders by 16 points.

Despite gaining ground, the former secretary of State still receives poor marks for honesty among respondents.

Forty-six percent said Clinton is the “least honest” candidate in the Democratic field, up from 33 percent in September, while only 5 percent said the same about Sanders.

Sanders was similarly the “most likeable” candidate, receiving 60 percent of the vote in that category, compared to Clinton’s 22 percent.

And 68 percent of voters found Sanders, a self-proclaimed democratic socialist, to be the “most progressive” candidate, compared to 22 percent who said Clinton was.

The poll was conducted by telephone from Nov. 30 to Dec. 7. It surveyed 370 respondents who said they plan to vote in the Democratic primary and has a margin of error of 5.1 percent.

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