Sanders Gives Clinton a 'Nightmare' Scenario in NH

Sanders leads by 27 points among likely Democrats in NH
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 20, 2016 10:25 AM CST
Sanders Gives Clinton a 'Nightmare' Scenario in NH
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders speak during a break at the Democratic presidential debate on Sunday in Charleston, SC.   (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

Things have gone "from bad to nightmare" for Hillary Clinton thanks to a new CNN/WMUR poll out of New Hampshire, per the Washington Post. The poll—which quizzed 927 of the state's likely Democrats from Jan. 13 to 18—shows Bernie Sanders has expanded a solid lead in early December by 10 points to an insane 27-point lead with a 4.8-point margin of error. Another good sign for Sanders: About 52% of voters say they've decided who will get their vote in the primary. The only downside for the Vermont senator is that his support "rests heavily on groups whose participation in New Hampshire primaries is less reliable—notably younger voters and those who aren't registered Democrats," reports CNN.

Clinton trails by 45 points among undeclared voters, but just nine points among registered Democrats, though she led Sanders by 7 points in the latter category in December. Sanders is also enjoying a 91% favorability rating—"which is basically where Michael Jordan's favorability ratings would have been in Chicago in 1993," quips the Post. Clinton—who was described by 55% of respondents as the "least honest" Democratic candidate—sits at 65%. However, Clinton does show an advantage nationally with minorities and voters over 50, per Time. She leads Sanders by 15 points among Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters in a Monmouth University poll released Tuesday, with a 5.2% margin of error. (More Hillary Clinton stories.)

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