Poll of N.H. Voters Shows Sanders Gaining on Clinton

Jun 16, 2015

A new poll of New Hampshire voters shows Hillary Clinton leads the pack of Democratic Presidential hopefuls, but Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is gaining on her.

In the Suffolk University poll released Tuesday, forty-one percent chose Clinton, while Sanders came in second at 31%. However, Clinton leads Sanders 38% to 35% among those who “know both” of the candidates.

“This signals that Clinton is leading because more voters have never heard of Sanders,” says David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center in Boston.

The statewide survey of 500 likely voters in New Hampshire’s Democratic presidential primary was conducted from June 11-15.

The results of the poll also appear to show a gender gap, with Clinton carrying women but trailing Sanders among men.