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NH feels bern as Sanders jumps out to lead vs. Clinton

Once thought to be a dark horse candidate, Bernie Sanders has leaped to a 9-point lead over Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination in New Hampshire in a new poll.

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) addresses hecklers and supporters at the Netroots Nation 2015 Presidential Town Hall in Phoenix, Arizona, July 18, 2015. (Charlie Leight/Getty Images/AFP)
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) addresses hecklers and supporters at the Netroots Nation 2015 Presidential Town Hall in Phoenix, Arizona, July 18, 2015. (Charlie Leight/Getty Images/AFP)

The NBC/Marist survey shows Sanders with 41-percent support compared to 32% for Clinton and 16% for Vice President Joe Biden, who has yet to declare his candidacy.

The numbers are a turnaround from a similar poll in July, which showed Clinton with 42% to Sanders’s 32%.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton  (center) waves to fairgoers while campaigning at the Iowa State Fair on August 15, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. (Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton
(center) waves to fairgoers while campaigning at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, on August 15, 2015. (Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP)

In Iowa, Clinton still has the lead on Sanders, but it’s been cut from 24 points in July to 11 in September.

The New Hampshire poll was conducted among 966 registered voters with a ± 3.2 margin of error. In Iowa, 998 people were polled with a ± 3.1 margin of error.

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