Bernie Sanders Tops Poll for New Hampshire Democratic Primary
Socialist takes lead in early primary poll ahead of Joe Biden
Bernie Sanders has taken the lead in an early New Hampshire Democratic primary poll after announcing he is seeking the presidency, again, in 2020.
In the first poll since he announced he was entering the race, the Vermont senator took 27 percent of the support.
Former Vice President Joe Biden was a close second with 25 percent, according to the Emerson College poll.
405 registered New Hampshire voters were polled by Emerson between February 21-22.
Bernie appeared to be most popular with younger and first-time voters.
Sanders led primarily in the 18-34 age bracket, commanding 44 percent of the vote, with Biden trailing at just 11 percent.
Biden led in the 35-54, 55-74, and 75+ age brackets, however.
California Sen. Kamala Harris trailed at less than half of Biden, 12 percent.
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren came in at 9 percent and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar at 8 percent.
Tied at 5 percent were failed Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker.
Crazy Bernie has just entered the race. I wish him well!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2019
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg pulled in just 2 percent followed at 1 percent by New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Maryland Rep. John Delaney, Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg, and Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown.
Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and Obama administration Sec. of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro registered less than one percent.
Five percent of respondents chose “someone else.”
Sanders lost to Hillary Clinton for the Democrat Party presidential nomination in 2016.