Hillary First, O’Malley Last In Early New Hampshire Presidential Poll

Hillary Clinton has a massive lead while Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley ranks last among Democratic voters in a New Hampshire survey about a group of potential 2016 presidential candidates.

Clinton led the pack with a commanding 65 percent in the early poll, conducted by New England College.

Far behind in second place was Vice President Joe Biden with 10 percent. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was third with 5 percent; New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo had 4 percent; Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick had 3 percent and O’Malley had 0 percent.

“Our polling is consistent with other surveys that show former Secretary of State Clinton as far and away the preference for Democratic voters in New Hampshire at this early stage,” NEC’s polling director Ben Tafoya said in a statement. “If she does not run in 2016, the Democratic contest in the first in the nation primary will be wide open.”

Thirteen percent of the 314 New Hampshire Democratic voters surveyed weren’t sure. The margin of error for the poll was 5.5 percent.

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