Down to 8 Points in New Hampshire

Hillary Clinton 43%, Bernie Sanders 35%

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) has pulled into a statistical tie with Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, according to a new poll.

The WMUR-CNN survey released Thursday finds Clinton takes 43 percent support in the Granite State, compared to 35 percent for Sanders.  Because the poll has a 5.2 percent margin of error, the results mean Clinton and Sanders are in a statistical tie, according to the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, which conducted the poll.

It also noted that Clinton's edge on her closest opponent has narrowed significantly since the same poll was conducted in May, when Clinton held a commanding 31-point lead over Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who insists she’s not running for president.

In that survey, the total support for Warren and Sanders combined still trailed Clinton by 18 points. The poll's margin of error means Clinton could also hold as much as an 18-point lead Sanders.

Still, the new survey coupled with other recent polls suggests that Sanders is building support in the nation's first primary state.

The WMUR-CNN survey is the 3rd in recent weeks to show Sanders closing the once huge gap that separated him from Clinton in NH. A Suffolk poll released last week showed Clinton with a 10-point advantage of Sanders, and a Morning Consult poll showed Clinton’s lead at 12 points.
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