Poll: Sanders leads Clinton by 16 points in NH
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The survey shows Sanders receiving 46 percent support from likely voters while former Secretary of State Clinton, his closest competition, is at 30 percent.
Vice President Biden ranks third in the Granite State, getting 14 percent despite not yet announcing whether he will run for the White House.
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley comes in fourth, with 2 percent.
Former Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) ranks fifth with 1 percent, while former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee and Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig get less than half of 1 percent apiece.
Thursday’s results also found that should Biden decide not to run, Sanders still maintains his lead over Clinton and the rest of the Democratic field.
Sanders receives 49 percent in that scenario, compared with Clinton’s 36 percent.
New Hampshire Democrats are split on who they think is winning their party’s 2016 presidential primary, with Clinton and Sanders each receiving 42 percent.
Sanders’s lead over Clinton in New Hampshire holds steady across multiple voter demographics, the survey found.
He receives 56 percent support from males, compared with 20 percent for Clinton.
Sanders also nets 39 percent from females, versus 37 percent for Clinton.
Sanders has a 56 percent to 30 percent lead over Clinton among liberals, and a 37 percent to 31 percent lead among moderates.
CNN/WMUR conducted its latest sampling among 314 likely Democratic presidential primary voters Sept. 17 to Sept. 23. It has a 5.5 percentage point margin of error.
- Updated at 6:36 p.m.