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 WarrenNYT editorial board endorses Warren, Klobuchar for Democratic nomination for president Trump rails against impeachment in speech to Texas farmers Biden breaks away from 2020 pack in South Carolina 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 TrumpTrump rails against impeachment in speech to Texas farmers Trump administration planning to crack down on 'birth tourism': report George Conway on Trump adding Dershowitz, Starr to legal team: 'Hard to see how either could help' 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 BidenNYT editorial board endorses Warren, Klobuchar for Democratic nomination for president Trump rails against impeachment in speech to Texas farmers Biden breaks away from 2020 pack in South Carolina 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 SandersNYT editorial board endorses Warren, Klobuchar for Democratic nomination for president Trump rails against impeachment in speech to Texas farmers Biden breaks away from 2020 pack in South Carolina 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 ButtigiegBiden breaks away from 2020 pack in South Carolina Sanders says gender 'still an obstacle' for female politicians Sanders v. Warren is just for insiders 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.