Dem Shocker: First Poll Shows Bernie Surging Past Hillary In New Hampshire

August 12, 2015 10:34 a.m.
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A poll released Tuesday showed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) pulling ahead of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the first time among likely Democratic primary voters in New Hampshire.

The Franklin Pierce University/Boston Herald poll showed the self-described Democratic socialist senator leading Clinton 44 to 37 percent.

The latest survey showed a massive shift from a Pierce/Herald poll in March in which Clinton trounced Sanders 44 to 8 percent

The latest poll showed Vice President Joe Biden, who has reportedly been considering getting into the race, polling at 9 percent in the state.

New Hampshire holds the first primary in the country.

The poll was conducted among 442 likely Democratic primary voters from August 7 to 10 using live telephone interviews. The margin of error was plus or minus 4.7 percent.

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