Biden, Sanders neck and neck in New Hampshire: poll

Biden, Sanders neck and neck in New Hampshire: poll

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersPressure grows for breakthrough in Biden agenda talks Sanders, Manchin escalate fight over .5T spending bill Sanders blames media for Americans not knowing details of Biden spending plan MORE (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenManchin lays down demands for child tax credit: report Abrams targets Black churchgoers during campaign stops for McAuliffe in Virginia Pentagon, State Department square off on Afghanistan accountability MORE are neck and neck in New Hampshire ahead of the state’s primary next week, according to a new University of Massachusetts Lowell poll.

Twenty-three percent of likely Democratic New Hampshire primary voters said they supported Sanders, while 22 percent said they were behind Biden. The two are within the survey’s margin of error.

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenMisguided recusal rules lock valuable leaders out of the Pentagon Biden's soft touch with Manchin, Sinema frustrates Democrats Hillicon Valley — Presented by LookingGlass — Congress makes technology policy moves MORE (D-Mass.), meanwhile, trailed by only 4 points, coming in at 19 percent support.


Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegButtigieg says delay in climate action will cost lives amid reports of Manchin roadblock Sunday shows - Buttigieg warns supply chain issues could stretch to next year Bill Kristol: Buttigieg entitled to call Tucker Carlson a 'repulsive bigot' MORE and Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharOn The Money — Progressives play hard ball on Biden budget plan Schumer, McConnell headed for another collision over voting rights Hillicon Valley — Presented by LookingGlass — Congress makes technology policy moves MORE (D-Minn.) rounded out the top five contenders at 12 and 6 percent support, respectively.

New Hampshire, whose primary is not fully closed, can be difficult to poll because of the uncertainty about how many undeclared voters will turn out for the Democratic primary.

The state has 413,000 undeclared voters, 288,000 registered Republicans and 275,000 registered Democrats.

The survey comes eight days ahead of the nation’s first Democratic primary in New Hampshire and hours before the Iowa caucuses on Monday.

A number of recent national polls show Biden and Sanders emerging as Democratic primary voters’ top picks.

An NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll released Friday showed Sanders at 27 percent support nationally, while Biden was close behind at 26 percent support.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell survey was conducted from Jan. 28 to Jan. 31 among 400 likely New Hampshire Democratic primary voters. The margin of error is plus or minus 6.4 percentage points.