Sanders surges to first in New Hampshire: poll

Sanders surges to first in New Hampshire: poll
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWhite House: Window for finalizing sweeping budget package 'closing' Jayapal says tuition-free community college 'probably won't' be in spending plan Progressives see budget deal getting close after Biden meeting MORE (I-Vt.) surged to first place in New Hampshire, leapfrogging Joe Biden, 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 BidenJoe BidenWhite House: Window for finalizing sweeping budget package 'closing' Jayapal says tuition-free community college 'probably won't' be in spending plan Jan. 6 panel votes to hold Bannon in contempt MORE who was leading in the poll from earlier this month. 


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 WarrenDemocrats narrow scope of IRS proposal amid GOP attacks Overnight Health Care — Presented by Carequest — FDA moves to sell hearing aids over-the-counter FDA proposes rule to offer over-the-counter hearing aids MORE (D-Mass.) in third place, at 16 percent. Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegEmanuel to take hot seat in Senate confirmation hearing The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Uber - Build Back Better items on chopping block Buttigieg says delay in climate action will cost lives amid reports of Manchin roadblock MORE trails her at 10 percent, followed by Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Altria - Biden holds meetings to resurrect his spending plan Senate Democrats ask for details on threats against election workers On The Money — Progressives play hard ball on Biden budget plan 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 ClintonTrump defends indicted GOP congressman GOP lawmaker says he expects to be indicted over FBI investigation Why it's time for conservatives to accept the 2020 election results and move on MORE

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