Bernie Sanders Climbs to a 16 Point Lead Over Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire

Clinton feeling the Bern


Bernie Sanders has surged up 10 points in last 6 weeks, while Clinton has dropped 12 points.

Bernie Sanders is pulling away in the polls in New Hampshire.

The Vermont senator has opened up a wide, 16-point lead over Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, according to a new WMUR/UNH poll released Thursday night.

Sanders garnered 46 percent support from likely New Hampshire Democratic primary voters, his highest support in the state yet this election cycle. Clinton earned only 30 percent support, her lowest in the state.

It’s part of a larger downward trend for Clinton over the last several months, as her use of a personal email server during her tenure as secretary of state continues to dominate the headlines. Her leads in both Iowa and New Hampshire have disappeared.

Still, Clinton maintains a strong lead over Sanders nationally. Two national polls released this morning from Fox News and Quinnipiac show Clinton ahead by 14 and 18 points, respectively.

Vice President Joe Biden, who is still considering entering the 2016 presidential race, received 14 support in the new poll. But New Hampshire voters are split 37-32 percent on whether they think he should run or not.