Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), speaks throughout his occasion at Nashua Community College on December 13, 2019 in Nashua, New Hampshire.

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Bernie Sanders holds an edge within the 2020 New Hampshire Democratic main as the important thing presidential nominating contest nears, in line with an NBC News/Marist poll launched Sunday.

The Vermont senator garners the assist of 22% of doubtless Democratic main voters within the Granite State, the survey discovered. Former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg trails at 17%.

Former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., comply with at 15%, 13% and 10%, respectively. No both candidate within the dozen-person subject polled in double digits.

Among doubtless main voters, 56% mentioned they strongly assist their chosen candidate, whereas 28% answered that they considerably assist them. Another 15% responded that they may vote in another way.

The poll exhibits Sanders main in New Hampshire a little bit over every week earlier than main nominating contests kick off in Iowa. The Feb. 11 main within the Granite State will comply with the Feb. three caucuses in Iowa.

Neither state boasts an enormous delegate haul for Democratic candidates. They each have populations much less various than key states that can vote after them: Nevada, South Carolina, California and Texas, amongst others.

Still, robust showings in Iowa and New Hampshire can carry a boon in each cash and media consideration that may vault candidates to later success. Results from the Hawkeye State might nonetheless have an effect on the result in New Hampshire.

After the ultimate rush in Iowa, many White House hopefuls will flip their consideration to New Hampshire. The 2020 contenders will get a significant platform via the subsequent presidential debate in Manchester, New Hampshire on Feb. 7.

Sanders, one in all two Democrats who hail from a state that borders New Hampshire, has beforehand loved success there. In the state’s 2016 Democratic presidential main, he defeated Hillary Clinton by greater than 20 proportion factors.

Asked what’s most essential when deciding on a presidential nominee, 49% of doubtless 2020 New Hampshire Democratic main voters mentioned a candidate with the very best probability to defeat President Donald Trump, whereas 42% responded the one who comes closest to their views on points. Biden has campaigned explicitly on his potential to beat Trump, whereas others corresponding to Sanders and Warren have run promising huge political and financial overhauls.

In New Hampshire at the least, all the main Democrats seem to have a great shot at beating Trump in November. The president solely narrowly misplaced the state to Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Buttigieg leads Trump by 10 proportion factors — 51% to 41% amongst registered voters — in a hypothetical New Hampshire matchup with Trump. Biden and Sanders each maintain eight proportion level benefits. Warren has a Four proportion level lead over the president.

The margin of error for doubtless Democratic main voters in New Hampshire is plus-or-minus 4.5 proportion factors.

The margin of error for registered voters in New Hampshire is plus-or-minus 2.6 proportion factors.

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