NH political reporter predicts Sanders is 'probably going to win' state primary

A New Hampshire political reporter is predicting that Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersHuffPost political reporter on why Bernie fell way behind Biden Schumer: Administration 'must move heaven and earth' to implement new unemployment benefits Biden associates reach out to Holder about VP search MORE (I-Vt.) is “probably going to win” in the state’s primary Tuesday.

Paul Steinhauser, a political reporter for Fox News Politics, told Hill.TV that the Vermont progressive is expected to take the state in the second primary contest of the year.

“I think it’s already baked in that Bernie Sanders is probably going to win here right,” he said.

“This is right next to Vermont. He won here huge as he would say four years ago when he crushed Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFormer Obama adviser Plouffe predicts 'historical level' of turnout by Trump supporters Poll: More Republican voters think party is more united than Democratic voters Whoopi Goldberg presses Sanders: 'Why are you still in the race?' MORE in the primary here.”

Steinhauser added that he thinks Sanders has the “best ground game” in the state compared to other candidates. 

“So yes, we expect Sanders will win. If he doesn’t, he doesn’t meet expectations, that’s a problem,” he said. 

The reporter also said people think former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegHuffPost political reporter on why Bernie fell way behind Biden Economists fear slow pace of testing will prolong recession The Hill's 12:30 Report: Pence defends response, says Trump never 'belittled' virus threat MORE will come in second place, leaving the “battle” for third between former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenOvernight Health Care: Global coronavirus cases top 1M | Cities across country in danger of becoming new hotspots | Trump to recommend certain Americans wear masks | Record 6.6M file jobless claims The Memo: Scale of economic crisis sends shudders through nation The Hill's Campaign Report: Coronavirus forces Democrats to postpone convention MORE, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenMaryland Legislative Black Caucus pushes for state to release racial breakdown of coronavirus impact Hillicon Valley: T-Mobile, Sprint complete merger | Warren pushes food delivery apps to classify workers as full employees | Lawsuit accuses Zoom of improperly sharing user data Warren calls on food delivery apps to classify workers as full employees MORE (D-Mass.) and Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHillicon Valley: Zoom draws new scrutiny amid virus fallout | Dems step up push for mail-in voting | Google to lift ban on political ads referencing coronavirus Democrats press Trump, GOP for funding for mail-in ballots HuffPost political reporter on why Bernie fell way behind Biden MORE (D-Minn.).

Steinhauser said Sanders is receiving the largest crowds out of any Democrat in New Hampshire, with more than 7,000 attending the University of New Hampshire event Monday night. But President TrumpDonald John TrumpMilitary personnel to handle coronavirus patients at facilities in NYC, New Orleans and Dallas Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort has total of 20 patients: report Fauci says that all states should have stay-at-home orders MORE brought about 12,000 people to his New Hampshire rally on the eve of the primary.

Sanders has surpassed Biden in the national Morning Consult poll for the first time during the campaign, earning 25 percent support compared to the former vice president’s 22 percent. 

The Vermont senator and Buttigieg benefited from the Iowa caucuses results last week, with the former South Bend mayor leading by one in the number of delegates so far. But Sanders has the lead in the popular vote for the first and second alignments in the caucuses. 

The Associated Press announced it was unable to declare a winner from the results last week.