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Sanders, Biden Share Leads in a Pair of New Hampshire Polls

While Biden has led every national poll, Sanders took the lead in a New Hampshire poll about a week after he officially entered the race.

By NTK Staff | 02.28.2019 @12:04pm
Sanders, Biden Share Leads in a Pair of New Hampshire Polls

It’s far too early to tell, but former Vice President Joe Biden’s hesitation to jump into the 2020 Democratic presidential primary could be costing him support among primary voters in New Hampshire according to a new poll.

The latest Emerson poll in the Granite State shows neighboring senator Bernie Sanders with a 2-point lead over Biden, 27 to 25 percent, respectively. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) comes in a distant third at 12 percent, followed by Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) at 9, and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) at 8.

Sanders is riding high after his announcement last week. His team boasted raising $10 million in his first week in the race, and 1 million volunteers signed up to help the campaign in that same time period.

Biden meanwhile has languished in months of indecision. He told author John Meachum earlier this week that his family is encouraging him to run, but he stressed he had not yet made a decision.

But Thursday’s polls weren’t all bad news for the former veep. According to a new University of Massachusetts poll, Biden leads the field in New Hampshire with 28 percent. In the UMass poll, Sanders is a full 8 percentage points behind Biden at 20 percent.

Following Sanders was California Sen. Kamala Harris at 14 percent and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren at nine percent. Both Harris and Warren have also announced their presidential candidacies.

Fourteen percent of voters said they were undecided.

Notably, the UMass poll was conducted before Sanders officially jumped in the race, from Feb. 7 to 15, whereas the Emerson poll was conducted Feb. 21-22, days after Sanders’ announcement.

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