New poll finds four-way race in New Hampshire

New poll finds four-way race in New Hampshire
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Four Democratic presidential candidates have emerged in a four-way race for the New Hampshire vote, according to a new poll. 

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersNew campaign ad goes after Sanders by mentioning heart attack Biden on whether Sanders can unify party as nominee: 'It depends' Steyer rebukes Biden for arguing with supporter he thought was Sanders voter MORE (I-Vt.) has a slim lead in the state he carried in 2016, with 16 percent support, according to a Suffolk University–Boston Globe poll released Tuesday. 

He’s closely trailed by Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBiden on whether Sanders can unify party as nominee: 'It depends' Overnight Health Care — Presented by Philip Morris International — HHS has no plans to declare emergency over coronavirus | GOP senator calls for travel ban to stop outbreak | Warren releases plan to contain infectious diseases Biden lines up high-profile surrogates to campaign in Iowa MORE (D-Mass.), with 14 percent, South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegBiden on whether Sanders can unify party as nominee: 'It depends' Biden lines up high-profile surrogates to campaign in Iowa Hill.TV's Krystal Ball: Failure to embrace Sanders as nominee would 'destroy' Democratic Party MORE (D), at 13 percent, and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenPerry delegation talking points stressed pushing Ukraine to deal with 'corruption' GOP senator airs anti-Biden ad in Iowa amid impeachment trial Biden photobombs live national news broadcast at one of his rallies MORE, at 12 percent, who all fall within the 4.4 percentage point margin of error. 


Buttigieg is the only candidate in the top four who has gained support since an August poll from Suffolk University–Boston Globe, up 7 points. Biden saw the biggest drop, at 9 points, and Sanders’s support decreased by 1 point. Warren’s support did not change in those three months, based on the poll. 

Older voters, who have been more reluctant to embrace the progressive policies proposed from Sanders and Warren, shifted their support from Biden to Buttigieg, based on the poll. Among voters over 65 years old, Biden’s support dropped from 28 percent to 12 percent, whereas Buttigieg’s support with the same cohort increased to 17 percent from 2 percent. Buttigieg now leads the field among older voters in the Granite State, based on the poll. 

The poll also found that New Hampshire voters are reluctant to consider former Massachusetts Gov. Deval PatrickDeval PatrickCNN to host two straight nights of Democratic town halls before NH primary Patrick backs reparations in unveiling 'Equity Agenda for Black Americans' Buttigieg to attend MLK Day event in South Carolina after facing criticism MORE, a latecomer to the Democratic race. Only 1 percent said they would vote for him in the primary, and 50 percent said they won’t consider him because he waited too long to enter the race. 

The poll did not ask about former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael Rubens BloombergPoll: 56 percent of Democrats say billionaire politicians more likely to cater to special interests Support for Biden, Sanders ticks up nationally: poll Tim Gunn endorses Bloomberg, joins his LGBTQ+ leadership council MORE, who announced his candidacy on Nov. 24. Bloomberg has said he will skip New Hampshire's February primary. 

The poll surveyed 500 likely New Hampshire Democratic primary voters. It was conducted Nov. 21 to Nov. 24.