Biden tops New Hampshire poll as Warren loses ground
August 26, 2020
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 leads in New Hampshire ahead of the state’s primary next month, with Sens. 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.) and 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.) trailing, according to a new Boston Herald survey of likely primary voters.
Twenty-six percent of respondents supported Biden in the poll, while 22 percent and 18 percent threw their support behind Sanders and Warren, respectively.
Meanwhile, 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 came in at 7 percent, followed by former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergEngel scrambles to fend off primary challenge from left It’s as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process Liberals embrace super PACs they once shunned MORE at 4 percent.
The survey marks a shift in voters’ support in the Granite State. The same poll in October showed Warren leading the pack at 25 percent, while Biden followed close behind at 24 percent and Sanders trailed at 22 percent.
The poll is welcome news for the Biden campaign after Friday’s Des Moines Register/CNN poll showed Biden at 15 percent in Iowa, trailing Buttigieg at 16 percent. Sanders and Warren sat in the poll’s top two slots at 20 percent and 17 percent, respectively.
The Iowa caucuses are set to be held on Feb. 3, while the New Hampshire primary will be held on Feb. 11.
However, Biden maintains his lead nationally, according to a recent poll.
A new Quinnipiac University poll released on Monday showed Biden leading at 25 percent, followed by Sanders at 19 percent and Warren at 16 percent.
The Boston Herald poll was conducted Jan. 8 to Jan. 12 among 434 likely New Hampshire Democratic primary voters. The sampling margin of error is plus or minus 4.7 percentage points. The poll was paid for by Franklin Pierce University in collaboration with the Boston Herald and NBC10 Boston.