Second Poll Shows Sanders Leading Again in Key State of New Hampshire, Even Among 'Moderates'

Earlier this month, a CNN poll from New Hampshire showed Bernie Sanders had overtaken Hillary Clinton. Many wondered if this was just a fluke. It now looks like it wasn't. A second poll, from Public Policy Polling, shows Bernie Sanders leading Clinton 42 to 35 percent.

Breaking the poll down, it's clear where the candidates' strengths and weaknesses are. Sanders has a much larger favorability rating among younger voters between the ages of 18 and 45, with a 25-point spread:[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"602651","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"479","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]

There is also something else happening that was not predicted by pundits. The poll shows that even among self-described moderates, Sanders is leading Clinton:


This flies in the face of early predictions that Sanders would be unable to gain traction outside the left-wing of the Democratic base.

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