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Sanders, Biden atop Dem pack in New Hampshire poll

Sanders, Biden atop Dem pack in New Hampshire poll

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOVERNIGHT ENERGY:  EPA announces new clean air advisors after firing Trump appointees |  Senate confirms Biden pick for No. 2 role at Interior | Watchdog: Bureau of Land Management saw messaging failures, understaffing during pandemic Overnight Health Care: Takeaways on the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision | COVID-19 cost 5.5 million years of American life | Biden administration investing billions in antiviral pills for COVID-19 Democratic senators press PhRMA over COVID-19 lobbying efforts  MORE (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenChinese apps could face subpoenas, bans under Biden executive order: report OVERNIGHT ENERGY:  EPA announces new clean air advisors after firing Trump appointees |  Senate confirms Biden pick for No. 2 role at Interior | Watchdog: Bureau of Land Management saw messaging failures, understaffing during pandemic Poll: Majority back blanket student loan forgiveness MORE are leading the field of Democratic presidential candidates and likely candidates in New Hampshire, according to a poll published Thursday.

The Granite State Poll, conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, shows Sanders atop the Democratic field with the support of 26 percent of likely Democratic primary voters in New Hampshire, followed by Biden at 22 percent.

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Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisBiden signs Juneteenth bill: 'Great nations don't ignore their most painful moments' Biden's plan for Central American kids is no substitute for asylum State Department bans Guatemalan lawmaker from entering US MORE (D-Calif.) sits in third and has the support of 10 percent of voters, while 7 percent of voters prefer Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenOvernight Health Care: Takeaways on the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision | COVID-19 cost 5.5 million years of American life | Biden administration investing billions in antiviral pills for COVID-19 Democratic senators press PhRMA over COVID-19 lobbying efforts  Schumer vows to only pass infrastructure package that is 'a strong, bold climate bill' MORE (D-Mass.) and 5 percent favor former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeO'Rourke considering Texas governor bid: report O'Rourke clarifies remarks, leaves door open to gubernatorial bid O'Rourke says he's not planning on run for Texas governor MORE (D-Texas).

Sanders, Harris and Warren all have declared their White House bids. O'Rourke and Biden have yet to officially announce their campaigns, but both are considered likely to run.

Sens. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHillicon Valley: Big Tech critic Lina Khan named chair of the FTC | Lawmakers urge Biden to be tough on cyber during summit with Putin | TSA working on additional security regulations following Colonial Pipeline hack Big Tech critic Lina Khan named chair of the FTC Senate confirms Lina Khan to the FTC MORE (D-Minn.) and Cory BookerCory BookerZombie Tax punishes farmers to fill DC coffers Rand Paul does not support a national minimum wage increase — and it's important to understand why Absences force Senate to punt vote on Biden nominee MORE (D-N.J.), who have announced their bids, are backed by 4 and 3 percent of voters, respectively, the poll found.

New Hampshire's presidential primary, which is less than a year away, will be the second major nominating contest in the Democratic presidential primaries. Sanders won the state's 2016 Democratic presidential primary, defeating Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonVirginia governor's race poses crucial test for GOP Hillary Clinton backs Shontel Brown in Ohio congressional race Hillary Clinton: Casting doubt on 2020 election is 'doing Putin's work' MORE, who ultimately won the nomination. 

The poll's findings were based on interviews with 240 likely Democratic primary voters in New Hampshire between Feb. 18 and Feb. 26. The poll has a margin of error of 6.3 percentage points.