A new survey of Democratic voters in New Hampshire shows that Vermont is late. Bernie Sanders leads the field in this first-in-nation primary state.
Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist who makes his second bid for the presidency, has the backing of 29 percent of likely Democratic primary voters in the granite state, according to a Franklin Pierce University / Boston Herald Poll released on Wednesday.
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Former Vice President Joe Biden, long prominent in most national and early state polls, stands at 21 percent in this survey. Senator Elizabeth Warren of neighboring Massachusetts, who, like Sanders, is a progressive standard bearer in the field of the White House's hopeful, registered 1
In a conference call with Fox News and other national news organizations last week, the Biden campaign seemed to downplay the former vice president's expectations in New Hampshire and Iowa, the state launching the nominating calendar. Biden's senior adviser pointed to the geographical benefits that both Sanders and Warren enjoy in New Hampshire.
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The latest survey later puts Kamala Harris in California at 6 percent support, South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg and tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang both at 5 percent, rep. Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii with 3 percent and former rope. Beto O & # 39; Rourke in Texas by 2 percent. Every other candidate mentioned in the survey was registered with 1 percent or less.
The survey was conducted September 4-10, both before and after the New Hampshire Democratic Party's annual conference. The Confab, held on Saturday in Manchester, attracted 19 of the 20 remaining candidates in the nomination race. The poll was also released ahead of Thursday's Democratic nomination debate in the third round, held in Houston.
The poll got 425 likely democratic primary voters in the granite state. The survey sampling error is plus or minus 4.8 percentage points.
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The questions also were asked whether they prefer the leadership of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi or wish the "more progressive" brand of politics be put out of rope. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a New York native who has become a favorite of many left-wing Democrats.
Thirty-four percent said Ocasio-Cortez, with 30 percent choosing Pelosi, 19 percent saying neither, and 17 percent unsure.