The latest poll from the UNH Survey Center show Bernie Sanders with a 60-33% lead over Hillary Clinton and enjoys a 91% favorability rating.
“Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has increased his lead over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire. Sanders’ popularity among Democratic Primary voters continues to increase and a majority say he has the personal characteristics and qualities that a President should have. Just over half of Democratic Primary voters say they have definitely decided who they will support,” work Andrew Smith in the UNH Poll.
The results of the poll show that if the Democratic Primary was held today, 60% of likely Democratic voters would support Sanders, 33% would support Secretary Hillary Clinton and 1% for Gov Martin O’Malley.
“This poll suggests that our campaign has real momentum and that the American people want to go beyond establishment politics and establishment economics. But it’s just a poll and we take nothing for granted,” said Jeff Weaver, Sanders’ national campaign manager.
These results confirm what other polls have also shown, that Sanders is leading Clinton in new and younger voters. Sanders “strongest support comes from voters under 35 (81%), voters who have not previously voted in a primary (76%), and voters living in the northernmost parts of the state (74%)…. Clinton’s strongest support comes from voters who are 50 and older (41%).”
“During the next three weeks in New Hampshire we will be contacting tens of thousands of people and do all that we can to see a large voter turnout on Election Day,” added Julia Barnes, the director of Sanders’ campaign in New Hampshire.
Support for Sanders continues to grow as more people hear his plans to fix our broken economy and take on the corrupt campaign finance system that holds it in place,” campaign manager Jeff Weaver said. “Our campaign is focused every day on organizing to harness that energy.”
Sanders will visit New Hampshire on Thursday. He was campaigning Tuesday in Iowa, where polls show him in a very tight contest with Clinton in the run-up to the Feb. 1 precinct caucuses.