Poll: New Hampshire voters concerned about Warren's electability

Poll: New Hampshire voters concerned about Warren's electability
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenGabbard hits DNC over poll criteria for debates The Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch Keystone XL Pipeline gets nod from Nebraska Supreme Court MORE's (D-Mass.) 2020 presidential bid is weighed down by concerns about her electability, according to a new poll of New Hampshire voters.

The Suffolk University poll released Tuesday found that 18 percent of respondents who support one of Warren's primary opponents say they doubt she could defeat President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch To ward off recession, Trump should keep his mouth and smartphone shut Trump: 'Who is our bigger enemy,' Fed chief or Chinese leader? MORE in a head-to-head match-up.

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Just 9 percent of voters polled said that Warren's policies were "too liberal" for them to support.

The poll found that Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenGabbard hits DNC over poll criteria for debates The Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch Moulton says Biden would make 'fantastic president' MORE is largely seen as the Democrat with the best chance against Trump, with 35 percent ranking him as the strongest candidate. Thirteen percent said Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersGabbard hits DNC over poll criteria for debates The Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch Keystone XL Pipeline gets nod from Nebraska Supreme Court MORE (I-Vt.) would be the strongest candidate against Trump.

“Most Democratic primary voters are so focused on replacing Trump, politically, that they’re willing to compromise for someone whose feet will be held to the progressive fire,” David Paleologos, the poll's director, told Boston.com.

The Massachusetts senator earlier this week surged to second place in a Quinnipiac University national poll of the race, after finishing fifth in the same survey in March.

Warren also rose to third place, passing South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegGabbard hits DNC over poll criteria for debates The Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch Buttigieg unveils plan to strengthen mental health care, fight addiction MORE (D) in a Morning Consult poll this week after placing fifth in a previous poll.

Warren has lagged behind other challengers such as Sanders and Biden in terms of fundraising, with her campaign announcing $6 million in donations last quarter.