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Poll: Sanders leads Democratic field in NH

Poll: Sanders leads Democratic field in NH
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOn The Money: Yellen touts 'whole-of-economy' plan to fight climate change | Senate GOP adopts symbolic earmark ban, digs in on debt limit GOP lawmaker demands review over FBI saying baseball shooting was 'suicide by cop' House Dems to unveil drug pricing measure ahead of Biden package MORE (I-Vt.) leads the Democratic presidential field among New Hampshire primary voters in a Franklin Pierce University-Boston Herald poll released Wednesday.

Sanders leads among likely Granite State primary voters with 29 percent, according to the survey, followed by former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenCornyn, Sinema to introduce bill aimed at addressing border surge Harris to travel to Northern Triangle region in June Biden expected to formally recognize Armenian Genocide: report MORE with 21 percent and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenLawmakers react to guilty verdict in Chauvin murder trial: 'Our work is far from done' World passes 3 million coronavirus deaths Poll: 56 percent say wealth tax is part of solution to inequality MORE (D-Mass.) with 17 percent.

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The poll shows a wide gap between the three leading candidates and the rest of the field, with Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisSenate confirms Gupta nomination in tight vote Earth Day 2021: New directions for US climate policy rhetoric Biden says Chauvin verdict is step forward in fight against racial injustice MORE (D-Calif.) in fourth place with 6 percent, followed by businessman Andrew YangAndrew YangYang gets key endorsement from former opponent in NYC mayor race Yang expands lead in NYC mayor race: poll Evelyn Yang pens children's book on sexual abuse, reveals she was sexually assaulted as a child MORE with 5 percent and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegDOT appoints chief science officer for first time in 40 years Governors call on Biden to back shift to zero-emission cars by 2035 The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - After historic verdict, Chauvin led away in handcuffs MORE with 4 percent.

New Hampshire holds the nation's first presidential primary each cycle, following the Iowa caucuses.

The survey also found that President TrumpDonald TrumpUS gives examples of possible sanctions relief to Iran GOP lawmaker demands review over FBI saying baseball shooting was 'suicide by cop' House passes bill aimed at stopping future Trump travel ban MORE’s approval rating among New Hampshire Republicans is strong at around  85 percent. He leads long-shot GOP primary challengers former Massachusetts Gov. Bill WeldWilliam (Bill) WeldRalph Gants, chief justice of Massachusetts supreme court, dies at 65 The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden visits Kenosha | Trump's double-voting suggestion draws fire | Facebook clamps down on election ads Biden picks up endorsements from nearly 100 Republicans MORE and former Rep. Joe WalshJoe WalshGOP lawmakers mourn death of Rush Limbaugh Sacha Baron Cohen pens op-ed on the dangers of conspiracy theories Sunday shows preview: Protests continue over shooting of Blake; coronavirus legislation talks remain at impasse MORE (Ill.) by 88 percent to 3 percent and 1 percent, respectively.

The survey was conducted Sept. 4-10 among 839 New Hampshire residents and 425 likely Democratic primary voters. It has a 4.8 percentage point margin of error.

It comes one day after an Emerson poll finding Sanders in third place in New Hampshire behind Warren and Biden after leading with 27 percent in February. Buttigieg also fared far better in the Emerson poll, at 11 percent.