Presidential contender Bernie Sanders is dominating his key rival Hillary Clinton in the first primary state of New Hampshire, a new poll reveals.
The Monmouth poll released on Tuesday showed Sanders with a whopping 14 per cent lead over Clinton in the early-voting state of New Hampshire, compared to a 3 per cent lead Clinton held over Sanders in November.
Support for Senator Sanders has skyrocketed in recent months. The poll showed that he would be the first choice of 53 per cent of likely Democratic primary voters, while just 39 per cent said they would support Secretary Clinton.
“New Hampshire Democratic preferences are getting baked in, with Sanders gaining the upper hand. The final question will be who does a better job at turning out their respective voting blocs,” said Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute in New Jersey.
This poll reinforces recently conducted polls in New Hampshire, which also show Sanders leading Clinton. A FOX News poll released just last week showed Sanders ahead by 13 per cent.