Sanders up 7 points over Clinton in NH poll
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A new poll finds Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersChamber of Commerce argues against Democratic proposals for financial transaction taxes Top Sanders adviser: 'He is a little bit angry' Working Families Party endorses Warren after backing Sanders in 2016 MORE (I-Vt.) leading Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump's economic approval takes hit in battleground states: poll This is how Democrats will ensure Trump's re-election The Hill's Morning Report - Trump takes 2020 roadshow to New Mexico MORE by 7 points in New Hampshire.

Sanders commands 43 percent to Clinton’s 36 percent in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination in the Granite State, according to the latest Monmouth University sampling.


Vice President Biden, who is considering a late entry into the presidential race, trails the pair with 13 percent, while former Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-Md.) gets 2 percent.

Former Gov. Lincoln Chafee (D-R.I.), former Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) and Harvard Law School Professor Lawrence Lessig each receive 1 percent.

Sanders has an edge over Clinton in New Hampshire with both genders, leading men 44 percent to 34 percent and women 42 percent to 38 percent.

Democratic voters in the state also have a more favorable view of Sanders than Clinton.

Eighty-three percent of Granite State Democrats view Sanders favorably, compared with 7 percent who view him unfavorably. Seventy-seven percent of voters said they view Clinton favorably, compared with 17 percent who see her unfavorably, the poll found.

Clinton has seen her lead over Sanders evaporate in New Hampshire, the second state in the nominating process.

Still, Clinton maintains a strong lead over the Vermont liberal in national polls, taking 44.2 percent support to his 22.6 percent, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average.

Monmouth University conducted the new poll of likely Democratic caucus-goers from Sept. 10 to Sept. 13 via telephone. It surveyed 400 New Hampshire Democrats and has a margin of error of 4.9 percent.

— This story was updated at 12:37 p.m.