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Published On: Thu, Feb 4th, 2016

Bernie Sanders holds a huge lead in New Hampshire but Hillary Clinton leads in national poll

If the New Hampshire primary were held today, Vermont Senator and socialist Bernie Sanders would easily win over Hillary Clinton. Three new polls show Sanders with big leads over Clinton yet is trailing the former First Lady in a new national poll.

In the UMass/Lowell 7News poll, Sanders leads Clinton 58% to 36%. The ARG poll has Sanders at 54% and Clinton at 38%. Sanders gets the support of 58 percent of likely Democratic primary voters, while Clinton gets 38 percent — essentially unchanged from last week’s NBC/WSJ/Marist poll, which showed Sanders ahead by a 57 percent-to-38 percent margin in the Granite State.

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“So far in New Hampshire, it’s all Sanders as Clinton faces an uphill fight,” says pollster Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.

“This is her fourth campaign in her family, here, in New Hampshire,” Sanders said Tuesday at the Democratic debate. “The point is that we are going to work as hard as we can to win and, after we do hopefully well here, we’re going to go on to Nevada and South Carolina and do as well as we can all over this country.”

In the PPP national poll, the number reverse with Clinton holding a massive lead over Sanders.

In their press release: On the Democratic side Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders 53/32. Sanders does keep gradually moving closer- our previous couple polls had her leading 56/28 in December and 59/26 in November. But he still has some weaknesses that may make it hard for him to catch up. Primary among these is African American voters- Clinton leads 82/8 with them and has a 79/9 favorability compared to 27/23 for Sanders. That does suggest some possibility for Sanders to improve his position- part of his problem is just that black voters don’t really know him yet- but he’s starting at a tremendous disadvantage that will make the upcoming run of Southern primaries very difficult for him.

“Bernie Sanders continues to make in roads with most segments of the Democratic electorate,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. “But his continued struggles with African Americans could give him a lot of trouble when the contest moves beyond New Hampshire to states where there’s racial diversity.”

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    doesn’t matter, gefilte fish will not be served in the white house

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