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Forum Post: New Hampshire Poll Shows Bernie Sanders in Dead Heat With Hillary Clinton

Posted 2 years ago on June 26, 2015, 4:42 p.m. EST by factsrfun (8783) from Phoenix, AZ
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"The next time Hillary Rodham Clinton visits New Hampshire, she need not look over her shoulder to find Bernie Sanders; the Vermont Senator is running right alongside her in a statistical dead heat for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, according to a CNN/WMUR poll released on Thursday.

The poll shows Mrs. Clinton drawing 43 percent of likely Democratic primary voters compared to 35 percent for Mr. Sanders, but with a margin of sampling error of plus or minus five percentage points, the race is a statistical tie.

While Mrs. Clinton has been enormously popular in New Hampshire, her favorable ratings have dropped almost 20 points since February, while Mr. Sanders’s have been climbing. And his negatives are lower than hers. So their net favorability ratings (favorable minus unfavorable) are now equal, at 55 percent.

In her favor, however, is that most voters appear to view Mrs. Clinton as by far the stronger leader, and as having the personal characteristics that are most presidential. She also trounces Mr. Sanders on her perceived ability to handle important issues, with more voters saying she is best able to handle the economy, terrorism, trade and health care.

Working against her is the hefty 28 percent who view her as the “least honest.”

Working to Mr. Sanders’s advantage: Most voters believe he “best represents Democrats like yourself” and “cares the most about people like you.” The one issue that voters said he was better able to handle than Mrs. Clinton was dealing with “big banks and corporations.”

The poll, conducted by the University of New Hampshire, interviewed 1,010 voters from June 18 to 24. The margin of sampling error for the entire poll was plus or minus three percentage points, but for the 360 likely Democratic primary voters who were interviewed, it was plus or minus five percentage points.

A Suffolk University poll last week also found Mr. Sanders making headway against Mrs. Clinton, trailing her by 10 percentage points, just outside that poll’s margin of sampling error of plus or minus four percentage points."

http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2015/06/25/new-hampshire-poll-shows-bernie-sanders-in-dead-heat-with-hillary-clinton/

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[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33315) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Bernie Sanders’s Early Online Haul: $8.3 Million New York Times · 27 minutes ago

The enthusiastic crowds that have been greeting Bernie Sanders on the campaign trail have been matched by online donor excitement. Mr. …

[-] 0 points by factsrfun (8783) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

He hit 15 million in the first quarter, so there is going to be a contest.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33315) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

While Mrs. Clinton has been enormously popular in New Hampshire, her favorable ratings have dropped almost 20 points since February,

Probably why she felt forced into saying (finally) that she would have voted no on TPP.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8783) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

and start attacking with McCaskill, this could tip quick in Bernie's favor

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33315) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Yep - all Bernie really needs to do - is keep with and perhaps expand a bit on his current message = not just what is wrong - but what to actually do to correct/change it and the fact of who is and is not working for the people - not opinions but actual voting records.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8783) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

I read where he plans on reaching out to more groups.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33315) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Bernie is a perfect fit for public action groups as well as for environmental action groups. They should be working together.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8783) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

Bernie just hit 33% in an Iowa poll.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33315) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Got that link? Put it up - it will have the do nothing mutts go crazy (er).