Sanders surges in New Hampshire poll

Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersSanders: Trump setting 'terrible example' for our children Gabbard considering 2020 run: report Sanders, Harris set to criss-cross Iowa MORE is surging in New Hampshire, where one poll shows him just 10 percentage points behind Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonO'Rourke's rise raises hopes for Texas Dems down ballot Gabbard considering 2020 run: report Claiming 'spousal privilege' to stonewall Congress MORE and tied with the front-runner among self-identified liberals.

Sanders (I-Vt.) gets 31 percent in a new Suffolk University poll, compared to Clinton’s 41 percent. It’s one of his best showings in the Granite State.

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The two are also tied among liberals at 39 percent, though Clinton holds a 20-percentage-point lead with centrist Democrats.

Clinton also holds strong leads with white voters and female voters, while Sanders has a slight lead among men.

The results come just one day after an opt-in poll from the Morning Consult showed Sanders within 12 points of Clinton. 

Sanders has emerged as the leading liberal challenger to Clinton with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) declining to enter the race.

He’s well known in New Hampshire, as he has been a fixture on neighboring Vermont’s political scene since his election to the U.S. House in 1991. Before that, he served 8 years as mayor of the state’s largest city, Burlington.

Vice President Biden finished third in the poll with 7 percent, followed by former Gov. Martin O’Malley (Md.) at 3 percent. Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee and former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb won about 1 percent of the vote each. Fifteen percent of New Hampshire Democratic voters are undecided.

The poll of 500 likely primary voters has a margin of error of 4.4 percentage points.