Sep 25, 2015 9:37 AM

Steinhauser: NH1 News Poll of Polls puts Sanders up 9 points over Clinton

CONCORD – Hillary Clinton remains the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, but a new NH1 News Poll of Polls illustrates that in the first-in-the-nation primary state, Sen. Bernie Sanders is the candidate to beat.

The Poll of Polls, compiled and released Friday, indicates the independent senator from neighboring Vermont at 41% support among likely New Hampshire Democratic primary voters, with the former secretary of state at 32%. Vice President Joe Biden, who’s seriously weighing a third bid for president, stands at 14%.

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley registers at 2%, with former Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia and former Rhode Island Gov. and Sen. Lincoln Chafee both at just 1%.

The NH1 News Poll of Polls is an average of the three most recent public opinion surveys in the Granite State in the race for the Democratic nomination. The polls included are CNN/WMUR (Sept. 17-23), WBUR (Sept. 12-15) and Monmouth University (Sept. 10-13).

Clinton was the frontrunner in all polls in New Hampshire through July, but Sanders’ has topped Clinton in the seven most recent surveys, dating back to early August. Biden, who registered in the single digits in most polling through mid-summer, has cracked double digits in four out of the five most recent surveys.

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