Clinton Closes Gap With Sanders In NH While GOPers Gain On Trump

Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) tied for second place in the GOP field in a Franklin Pierce University/Boston Herald poll released Friday morning, while Donald Trump retained his double-digit lead.

On the Democratic side, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton cut down Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) double-digit lead from October. Sanders led Clinton by just two points, 48 to 46 percent, in the latest poll.

Trump’s support among New Hampshire voters has dipped by two percent since the October poll. He polled at 26 percent among likely Republican primary voters in New Hampshire, compared to Rubio and Cruz’s 12 percent.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie polled at 11 percent and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush earned 10 percent, rounding out the candidates polling in the double digits.

The poll was conducted by RKM Research and Communications among 430 likely GOP voters and 410 likely Democratic voters in New Hampshire from Dec. 13-17. The margin of error was 4.7 percentage points among GOP voters and 4.8 percentage points among Democratic voters.

The New Hampshire primary is Feb. 9.

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