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

A new poll showed Joe BidenJoe BidenFive examples of media's sycophancy for Biden on inauguration week Drastic measures for drastic times — caregiver need mobile health apps Boycott sham impeachment MORE leads among New Hampshire Democratic primary voters while President TrumpDonald TrumpMore than two-thirds of Americans approve of Biden's coronavirus response: poll Sarah Huckabee Sanders to run for governor Mexico's president tests positive for COVID-19 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 ButtigiegThe Hill's Morning Report - Biden's crisis agenda hits headwinds Biden signs order to require masks on planes and public transportation Senators vet Buttigieg to run Transportation Department MORE (D) and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBoycott sham impeachment Sunday shows - Biden agenda, Trump impeachment trial dominate Sanders: Senate may use budget reconciliation to pass Biden agenda MORE (I-Vt.) tied for second place with support from 12 percent each.


Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenCancel culture comes for the moderates Biden expands on Obama ethics pledge Student loan forgiveness would be windfall for dentists, doctors and lawyers MORE (D-Mass.), who was the top choice for 8 percent of Democratic respondents, and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisBiden talks NATO, climate change in first presidential call with France's Macron Biden must wait weekend for State Department pick Senators introduce bill to award Officer Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal 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.