Bernie Sanders Leading in Latest CNN New Hampshire Poll

"Changes in poll numbers have yet to threaten Sanders' or Buttigieg's place at the top."
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According to a CNN tracking poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, Vermont Senator, Bernie Sanders, holds on to his lead after of New Hampshire’s Democratic primary.

What We Know:

  • The final numbers are as follow: 29% keep backing Sanders, 22% for former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, 11% ex-Vice President Joe Biden, 10% support Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and 7% back Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar. The rest of the field falls at 5% or less.
  • It’s reported only 50% of primary voters in New Hampshire state have made a final decision on who they will vote for. Despite the stable numbers throughout the six-day tracking period, there is still room for preferences to change.
  • Although the changes in poll numbers have yet to threaten Bernie Sanders’ or Pete Buttigieg’s place at the top, there was an apparent growth for support towards Klobuchar and Biden in the final two days.
  • Klobuchar landed at 4% on Thursday and Friday. She managed to cling onto 11% across Saturday and Sunday. Biden on the other hand, stood at 8% in the earlier two days and 14% in the final two. Those differences in numbers could suggest real movement.
  • It is worthy to note that Sanders won New Hampshire in his 2016 primary race against Hillary Clinton. Sanders and Buttigieg are neck and neck for the Iowa win, with each claiming victory after the frenzy that was the caucuses.

The poll was carried out from Feb. 5 to Feb. 8 and surveyed 384 likely Democratic primary voters. There is a margin of error plus or minus 5 percentage points.



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Javier Garay is an Digital Intern at UnmutedCo.