SALEM, N.H — With just three weeks before the New Hampshire presidential primary, a new survey shows US Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont with his largest lead over former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
A new University of New Hampshire Survey Center poll for CNN and WMUR-TV shows Sanders leading Clinton, 60 percent to 33 percent. Former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley registered at just 1 percent. Six percent of respondents were undecided.
This poll showed huge growth for Sanders. A month ago the same poll showed Sanders leading Clinton by 10 percentage points.
“This poll suggests that our campaign has real momentum and that the American people want to go beyond establishment politics and establishment economics. But it’s just a poll and we take nothing for granted,” said Jeff Weaver, Sanders’ national campaign manager.
For their part, Clinton’s campaign released a statement after the poll titled, “Hillary for America Statement on Republicans Aiding Sanders Candidacy.”
“While Senator Sanders tries to make a case on electability based on meaningless polls, Republicans and their super PACs have made clear the candidate they’re actually afraid to face,” said Clinton’s communications director Jennifer Palmieri. “The Sanders argument falls apart when the GOP spokesman is trying to help him and the Republicans run ads trying to stop Hillary Clinton in the primary.”
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