Biden leads in new New Hampshire poll; Trump trails generic Dem in state

A new poll showed Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump campaign launches Asian Pacific Americans coalition Biden: 'More than one African American woman' being considered for VP Liberal group asks Klobuchar to remove herself from VP consideration because of prosecutorial record MORE leads among New Hampshire Democratic primary voters while President TrumpDonald John TrumpMichael Flynn transcripts reveal plenty except crime or collusion 50 people arrested in Minneapolis as hundreds more National Guard troops deployed Missouri state lawmaker sparks backlash by tweeting 'looters deserve to be shot' MORE trails a generic Democrat. 

Trump had support in a general election from 40 percent of New Hampshire voters in the Suffolk University-Boston Globe poll, compared to a generic Democrat who was supported by 43 percent. A significant percentage of respondents, 11 percent, said they were undecided and 6 percent said they would support a third-party candidate. 

In the Democratic race, the poll showed the former vice president had support from 20 percent of New Hampshire Democrats. South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegBiden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 It's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process Here's how Biden can win over the minority vote and the Rust Belt MORE (D) and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe battle of two Cubas Coronavirus Report: The Hill's Steve Clemons interviews Rep. Ro Khanna Democrats gear up to hit GOP senators on DACA MORE (I-Vt.) tied for second place with support from 12 percent each.


Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThe Memo: Trump ratchets up Twitter turmoil Hillicon Valley: Twitter flags Trump tweet for 'glorifying violence' | Cruz calls for criminal investigation into Twitter over alleged sanctions violations | Senators urge FTC to investigate TikTok child privacy issues Warren condemns 'horrific' Trump tweet on Minneapolis protests, other senators chime in MORE (D-Mass.), who was the top choice for 8 percent of Democratic respondents, and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisThe Memo: Trump ratchets up Twitter turmoil Biden: 'More than one African American woman' being considered for VP Klobuchar on defense as Floyd death puts spotlight on record MORE (D-Calif.), who was the top choice for 6 percent, trailed the top three. 

“Despite the dauntingly large number of candidates potentially on the New Hampshire ballot, more than half of possible Democratic primary voters are split among just four names: Biden, Sanders, Buttigieg and Warren,” Suffolk University Political Research Center Director David Paleologos said in a statement about the findings. 

“It will be challenging for one of the lesser-known candidates to vault over Biden, two senators from neighboring states, and Buttigieg, the youthful alternative with great momentum, given their respective bases—even with more than one in four New Hampshire voters still undecided,” he added. 

Researchers surveyed 800 likely general election voters between April 25 and April 28. The margin of error overall was 3.5 percentage points. The subset of Democratic presidential primary ballot takers and possible ballot takers included 429 people. The responses from just Democratic or likely-Democratic voters had a margin of error of 4.7 percentage points. 

Biden was seen as a front-runner among the 21 people vying for the Democratic Party's 2020 presidential nomination even before announcing his candidacy last week.