Sanders's New Hampshire lead holds in new CNN poll

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBernie Sanders' ex-spokesperson apprehensive over effectiveness of SALT deductions BBB threatens the role of parents in raising — and educating — children Biden expected to nominate Shalanda Young for budget chief MORE’s (I-Vt.) maintained his lead over his opponents for the Democratic presidential nomination in New Hampshire, according to a poll released days before the first-in-the-nation primary. 

Support for Sanders increased 3 points from a January poll to 28 percent, according to a CNN poll released Sunday conducted by the University of New Hampshire. 

Sanders holds a 7 point lead over his closest competitor in the poll, former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegFive reasons for Biden, GOP to be thankful this season Buttigieg has high name recognition, favorability rating in Biden Cabinet: survey Sunday shows - Spotlight shifts to Senate for Biden spending plan MORE


Buttigieg pulled into second at 21 percent, with a 6 point increase since the January poll. Buttigieg has had an increase in support since October when he registered at 10 percent, and finally passed former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenUS lawmakers arrive in Taiwan to meet with local officials Biden meets with Coast Guard on Thanksgiving Five reasons for Biden, GOP to be thankful this season MORE in the poll of the Granite State. 

Biden’s support dipped 4 points, down to 11 percent pushing him into third place, based on the poll. 

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenBiden eyes new path for Fed despite Powell pick Equilibrium/Sustainability — Presented by Southern Company — Storms a growing danger for East Coast Senate Democrats call on Biden to push for COVID-19 vaccine patent waivers at WTO MORE (D-Mass.) is in fourth place at 9 percent, a 3 point decrease since January’s poll. 

Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden renominates Powell as Fed chair Senate Democrats look to fix ugly polling numbers The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by ExxonMobil - Gosar censured as GOP drama heightens MORE (D-Minn.) registered at 6 percent, Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardThe perfect Democratic running mate for DeSantis? Progressives breathe sigh of relief after Afghan withdrawal Hillicon Valley: US has made progress on cyber but more needed, report says | Democrat urges changes for 'problematic' crypto language in infrastructure bill | Facebook may be forced to unwind Giphy acquisition MORE (D-Hawaii) at 5 percent and tech entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangAt 28 percent approval, say goodbye to Kamala Harris being Plan B to an aging Biden Adams wins New York City mayor's race Bill Maher pushes back on criticism of Chappelle: 'What the f--- was that reaction?' MORE is at 4 percent, based on the poll. 

Sanders won New Hampshire in his 2016 primary race against Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPoll: Democracy is under attack, and more violence may be the future Popping the progressive bubble GOP primary in NH House race draws national spotlight MORE. He’s heading into the first-in-the-nation primary fresh off his success in Iowa. Sanders and Buttigieg are in dead heat for the Iowa win, with each claiming victory after the chaotic caucuses. 

The poll was conducted Feb. 5 to Feb. 8 and surveyed 384 likely Democratic primary voters. There is a margin of error plus or minus 5 percentage points.