Sanders surges to first place in New Hampshire poll

Bernie Sanders has overtaken Joe Biden for first place in a new Franklin Pierce University poll released Monday afternoon.

Sanders was the first choice of 29 percent of respondents, followed by Biden at 22 percent. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren finished third with 16 percent, while former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg was at six percent.

The survey also found Sanders with a massive 81 percent favorability rating.

The last Franklin Pierce poll conducted just two weeks ago showed Joe Biden ahead with a six percent lead. Since then, Sanders has gained six points, while Biden has dropped four points.

The survey of 407 likely Democratic primary voters was conducted between January 23 and 26 for Boston Herald and NBC10.

Sanders won New Hampshire in 2016, defeating Hillary Clinton by 22 points.

The New Hampshire primary will be held on Tuesday 11 February.

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