Sanders surges to first in New Hampshire: poll

Sanders surges to first in New Hampshire: poll
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersJoe Biden lost his fastball — can he get it back before South Carolina? Where the 2020 Democrats stand on taxes Bloomberg hits Sanders supporters in new ad MORE (I-Vt.) surged to first place in New Hampshire, leapfrogging Joe BidenJoe BidenJoe Biden lost his fastball — can he get it back before South Carolina? Where the 2020 Democrats stand on taxes Bloomberg hits Sanders supporters in new ad MORE, according to a new poll of primary voters.

Sanders has the support of 29 percent of likely voters in the Granite State, according to a Boston Herald, NBC10 Boston and Franklin Pierce university poll released Monday, with just over two weeks to go before the primary. 

Sanders’s support jumped 7 points since a survey released by the same pollsters two weeks ago, leapfrogging former Vice President Biden who was leading in the poll from earlier this month. 

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Biden is now trailing Sanders in second place at 22 percent, down 4 points since the earlier January poll. 

The New Hampshire poll also found Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenJoe Biden lost his fastball — can he get it back before South Carolina? Where the 2020 Democrats stand on taxes Budget hawks frustrated by 2020 politics in entitlement reform fight MORE (D-Mass.) in third place, at 16 percent. Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegJoe Biden lost his fastball — can he get it back before South Carolina? Where the 2020 Democrats stand on taxes Bloomberg hits Sanders supporters in new ad MORE trails her at 10 percent, followed by Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharJoe Biden lost his fastball — can he get it back before South Carolina? Where the 2020 Democrats stand on taxes Judd Gregg: Bloomberg rising MORE (D-Minn.) at 5 percent, based on the polling. 

The poll was conducted between Jan. 23 and 26 by RKM Research and Communications in collaboration with NBC10Boston, Telemundo Boston, The Boston Herald and Franklin Pierce University. It surveyed 407 likely Democratic primary voters. The margin of error is 4.9 percent.  

Sanders saw a similar surge in support in New Hampshire based on a CNN poll of the state released Sunday. The poll found Sanders with a commanding lead, at 25 percent support — marking a 4 point increase for the senator since October and a 10-point lead over Biden. 

Sanders won New Hampshire by more than 20 points in the 2016 primary, though he ultimately lost the nomination to Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Democratic demolition derby Juan Williams: Don't count Biden out Candidates in Obama's orbit fail to capitalize on personal ties MORE

New Hampshire’s primary will be Feb. 11, just over a week after the Iowa caucus on Feb. 3.