New Hampshire Poll Shows Bernie Sanders Ahead Of Hillary Clinton

| by Sean Kelly

A new poll showed Bernie Sanders ahead of Hillary Clinton among Democratic voters in New Hampshire.

According to the Franklin Pierce University/Boston Herald poll, conducted from Aug. 7-10, Sanders is ahead of Clinton 44 to 37 percent — a significant increase in the primary state for the Vermont senator, who was behind Clinton 44 to 8 in a Franklin Pierce/Boston Herald poll in March.

Though Clinton is still viewed by voters as the likely Democratic nominee, Sanders has drawn record crowds and garnered millions of dollars in donations from small donors since announcing his campaign.

Over half of New Hampshire voters said they view Sanders very favorably, while 38 percent indicated a very favorable view of Clinton.

Other potential or confirmed Democratic candidates scored lower percentages in the poll. Vice President Joe Biden, who has yet to say whether or not he’s running, got 9 percent of the vote.

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee and former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb all received 1 percent or less.

Sources: Boston Herald, The Washington Post / Photo credit: Flickr