Sanders leads Buttigieg by 4 points in New Hampshire: poll
Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.) has a 4-point lead in New Hampshire ahead of the Granite State’s primary on Tuesday, according to a new NBC News/Marist College poll released Friday.
Sanders gets the support of 25 percent of likely New Hampshire voters, with former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegScaled-back Pride Month poses challenges for fundraising, outreach Biden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 It’s as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE coming in second with 21 percent. The 4-point margin, which falls within the survey’s margin of error, remains largely unmoved from the same poll in January.
The two leading candidates are trailed by Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.) with 14 percent and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE at 13 percent. No other candidate hits double digits.
Sanders is largely buoyed by strong support among young voters, getting the support of 35 percent of voters under the age of 45. Meanwhile, Buttigieg gets the support of 24 percent of primary voters aged 45 or older, a 6-point edge over Sanders among the demographic.
The Vermont senator also has a 19-point lead among voters who identify as being progressive, while Buttigieg leads the field by 8 points among moderates.
The NBC News/Marist College poll was conducted immediately after the Iowa caucuses Monday. Sanders and Buttigieg appeared to be in a dead heat with 100 percent of precincts in, though the results were marred by reporting inconsistencies.
While Sanders has always been considered a front-runner in New Hampshire in part due to his representing a neighbor state in the Senate, Buttigieg got a noticeable bump in enthusiasm after his caucus showing. Sixty-three percent of the Indiana Democrat’s supporters said they strongly support him, a 19-point jump from January.
The NBC News/Marist College poll surveyed 709 likely Democratic primary voters from Feb. 4-6 and has a margin of error of 4.7 percent.