Sanders surges to first in New Hampshire: poll

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.) surged to first place in New Hampshire, leapfrogging Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE, according to a new poll of primary voters.

Sanders has the support of 29 percent of likely voters in the Granite State, according to a Boston Herald, NBC10 Boston and Franklin Pierce university poll released Monday, with just over two weeks to go before the primary. 

Sanders’s support jumped 7 points since a survey released by the same pollsters two weeks ago, leapfrogging former Vice President Biden who was leading in the poll from earlier this month. 

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Biden is now trailing Sanders in second place at 22 percent, down 4 points since the earlier January poll. 

The New Hampshire poll also found Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.) in third place, at 16 percent. Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegScaled-back Pride Month poses challenges for fundraising, outreach Biden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 It’s as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE trails her at 10 percent, followed by Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Democrats demand Republican leaders examine election challenges after Georgia voting chaos Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk MORE (D-Minn.) at 5 percent, based on the polling. 

The poll was conducted between Jan. 23 and 26 by RKM Research and Communications in collaboration with NBC10Boston, Telemundo Boston, The Boston Herald and Franklin Pierce University. It surveyed 407 likely Democratic primary voters. The margin of error is 4.9 percent.  

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Sanders saw a similar surge in support in New Hampshire based on a CNN poll of the state released Sunday. The poll found Sanders with a commanding lead, at 25 percent support — marking a 4 point increase for the senator since October and a 10-point lead over Biden. 

Sanders won New Hampshire by more than 20 points in the 2016 primary, though he ultimately lost the nomination to Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhite House accuses Biden of pushing ‘conspiracy theories’ with Trump election claim Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton qualifies to run for county commissioner in Florida MORE. 

New Hampshire’s primary will be Feb. 11, just over a week after the Iowa caucus on Feb. 3.

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