Sanders surges to first in New Hampshire: poll

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (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 Biden 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 Warren (D-Mass.) in third place, at 16 percent. Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg trails her at 10 percent, followed by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (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 Clinton. 

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

Tags Amy Klobuchar Bernie Sanders Elizabeth Warren Hillary Clinton Joe Biden New Hampshire New Hampshire Democratic primary Pete Buttigieg

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