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 WarrenTrump defense pick expected to face tense confirmation 2020 Democrats target federal ban on abortion funding Gillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign 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 TrumpPapadopoulos on AG's new powers: 'Trump is now on the offense' Pelosi uses Trump to her advantage Mike Pence delivers West Point commencement address MORE in a head-to-head match-up.


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 BidenJames Carville: Biden represents 'stability' not 'generational change' Trump's misspelling of Biden's name trends on Twitter Trump says 'I have confidence' after past North Korea missile tests 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 SandersJames Carville: Biden represents 'stability' not 'generational change' Ocasio-Cortez, progressives trash 'antisemitic' Politico illustration of Bernie Sanders 2020 Democrats target federal ban on abortion funding 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 ButtigiegButtigieg defends Kaepernick, NFL players who kneel during national anthem Journalism is now opinion-based — not news-based Buttiegieg backs NFL players' right to protest during anthem: I 'put my life on the line to defend' that 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.