For the first time, Bernie Sanders takes the lead from Hillary Clinton in a political poll. It happened in New Hampshire, a swing state. Still, some suggest that Sander’s surge has peaked. We will see…!
Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has rocketed past longtime front-runner Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, a stunning turn in a race once considered a lock for the former secretary of state, a new Franklin Pierce University/Boston Herald poll shows. Clinton is still viewed overwhelmingly by voters as the likely Democratic nominee, but the results suggest she faces an unexpectedly difficult fight to prevent an embarrassing opening loss in the first-in-the-nation primary. ~ Joe Battenfeld, Boston Herald
A poll released by Franklin Pierce University and the Boston Herald shows Sanders leading former secretary of state Hillary Clinton by 44% to 37% in New Hampshire among Democratic primary voters. This marks the first time Sanders has taken a lead in any poll. By contrast, in a poll conducted by Franklin Pierce University eight years ago, in September 2007, Clinton led Barack Obama by 36% to 18%. ~ Ben Jacobs,The Guardian
The latest survey reflects a surge by Sanders this summer that has turned the Democratic race into more of a contest than almost anyone expected. ~ John Wagner, The Washington Post