Hillary Clinton’s post-debate surge in New Hampshire is real. A new WBUR poll marks the third recent survey to document her comeback in the state where she has trailed US Senator Bernie Sanders for months.
In a WBUR poll released Wednesday morning, Clinton had a lead over Sanders in the Granite State, 38 to 34 percent. On Tuesday, a Public Policy Polling survey gave Clinton an 8-point lead in the state. Last week, a Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll showed Clinton with early momentum after the debate and in a statistical dead heat with Sanders.
Of course, this is polling, so there’s always an outlier or two. A Franklin Pierce-Boston Herald poll showed Sanders with a 10-point lead in the days after the debate. A Bloomberg Politics/Saint Anselm poll also showed Sanders with a 5-point lead.
But overall, the trend is in the favor of the former US secretary of state, who trailed Sanders by as much as double digits in some polls since August.
Clinton’s lead is increasing on the national scale as well. A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll out Tuesday showed her lead had grown by 7 points over the last month.James Pindell can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @jamespindell, or subscribe to his daily e-mail update on the 2016 campaign at bostonglobe.com/groundgame.