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Published On: Wed, Aug 26th, 2015

New Hampshire: Bernie Sanders extends lead, grows in favorability

Since April, the Democratic race has taken a dramatic turn with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders now leadning former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton 42% to 35%, according to a new poll released by Public Policy Polling.

The rest of field were Jim Webb at 6%, 4% for Martin O’Malley and Lincoln Chafee at 2%. Lawrence Lessig was also mentioned at 1%.

“The main story in New Hampshire is how universally popular Sanders has become with the Democratic electorate,” their coverage notes as “78% see him favorably to only 12% with a negative opinion” making him a highly favorite candidate, one on the rise.

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Clinton’s favorability is down to 63/25 from 78/10 in April.

“New Hampshire is really unique in the Democratic race,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Polling Policy, noting how Hillary Clinton is ahead “everywhere else.”

For full details on the PPP Poll – click here

The PPP surveyed 370 “usual” Democrat votes in New Hampshire with a reported margin of error +/- 5.1%, 80% were polled via phone, 20% via Internet.

This is not the first time Sanders has pulled ahead of Hillary in the Granite State, an August report had him ahead 44 to 37.

Full coverage on the Dispatch features some top stories on Sanders, view them here

The difference of perspective has been a topic of discussion in several circles, with harsh criticisms of Hillary, read this one, where she is described as the “weird aunt.”

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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