WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders emerged as the front-runner in a New Hampshire poll of likely Democratic primary voters.
- The poll results, which were released on Wednesday, showed Sanders had 29 percent support, former Vice President Joe Biden had 21 percent, and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren had 17 percent.
- The rest of the candidates did not reach double-digit percentages.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Ver.) emerged as the front-runner in a New Hampshire poll of Democratic voters.
The results of the Franklin Pierce University/Boston Herald poll, which were released on Wednesday, showed Sanders having the support of 29 percent of the state’s Democratic primary voters.
Meanwhile, former Vice President Joe Biden, who has been the Democrats’ front-runner in most polls, had 21 percent support in the poll. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren stood at 17 percent.
Last week, Biden’s campaign claimed in a conference call with national news networks that they had low expectations in New Hampshire. Biden’s senior advisers had expected that both Sanders and Warren would have the geographic advantages in the state.
The New Hampshire poll put California Sen. Kamala Harris at 6 percent, South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg and tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang both at 5 percent, Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard at 3 percent, and former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke at 2 percent. The rest were at 1 percent or less.
The poll was conducted between September 4-10, both before and after the New Hampshire Democratic Party’s annual convention, which was held on Saturday in Manchester. The poll results were released on the eve of Thursday’s third-round Democratic nomination debate, which is being held in Houston.
The survey sampled 425 likely Democratic primary voters in New Hampshire. The sampling error is plus or minus 4.8 percentage points.
The survey respondents were also asked if they preferred the leadership of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi or the “more progressive” brand of politics as shown by New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a freshman congresswoman favored by many far-left Democrats.
Thirty-four percent preferred Ocasio-Cortez, 30 percent chose Pelosi, 19 percent preferred neither, while 17 percent were unsure.
Source: FOX News