Another poll boost for Bernie Sanders as he moves into first place in New Hampshire but his supporters voice fury at Hillary Clinton allies getting key roles at Democratic convention
- Sen. Bernie Sanders leads the pack of Democrats in New Hampshire a new survey shows
- Sanders, who won the New Hampshire primary in 2016, leads with 29 per cent to former Vice President Joe Biden’s 22 per cent
- Meanwhile, Sanders’ allies are angry at the Democratic National Committee for appointing two prominant Hillary Clinton supporters to the rules committee
Sen. Bernie Sanders has jumped to the front of the pack in New Hampshire new polling shows, as voters will head to the polls in the Granite State in just two weeks.
A survey from NBC10, Franklin Pierce University and the Boston Herald has Sanders earning the support of 29 per cent of New Hampshire voters, with former Vice President Joe Biden now in second place with 22 per cent.
Meanwhile, allies of the Vermont senator are incensed with the Democratic National Committee’s decision to appoint two top Hillary Clinton supporters to important roles heading into this summer’s Democratic National Convention.
Sen. Bernie Sanders could be posed to win the New Hampshire primary again – as new polling shows that he’s pulled ahead of former Vice President Joe Biden, who previously led the pack of Democratic 2020 hopefuls
Sen. Bernie Sanders is leading the pack of Democratic hopefuls in New Hampshire, according to new polling. He won the state in 2016 over Hillary Clinton, in part because he represents neighboring Vermont
Sen. Bernie Sanders’ allies are grumbling over the Democratic National Committee choosing former Rep. Barney Frank (left) and John Podesta (right) for prominent roles, as the two are politically aligned with Hillary Clinton
The two problem appointments are former Rep. Barney Frank and former Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, whose emails were infamously leaked during the 2016 cycle.
Some of those messages didn’t say nice things about Sanders, who ran against Clinton for the Democratic nomination four years ago.
She squeaked out a win in the first caucus state of Iowa, while Sanders won the New Hampshire primary, in part because of his neighbor status of representing Vermont.
Allies of Sen. Bernie Sanders were not thrilled that two well-known Hillary Clinton (pictured) supporters were named to the Democratic National Committee’s rules committee for the 2020 convention
Frank, a former congressman from nearby Massachusetts, was so critical of Sanders during the 2016 cycle that it warranted a piece on Boston.com headlined: ‘Barney Frank has a lengthy history of hating on Bernie Sanders.’ That history, the story said, goes back more than a quarter century.
Frank was named a co-chair of the rules committee and Podesta will sit on that committee.
There will be 187 people total on that committee so those appointments represent a small fraction.
Still, the DNC’s decision was slammed by prominant Sanders surrogate Nina Turner, a former state senator.
In an interview with Status Coup, she called the DNC’s choice an ’embarrassment’ and a ‘slap in the face,’ according to the Hill newspaper.
‘If the DNC believes it’s going to get away in 2020 with what it did in 2016, it has another thing coming,’ Turner said.
A number of Sanders supporters in 2016 claimed the DNC rigged the primary in favor of Clinton – including scheduling debates on nights when voters wouldn’t be watching.
This cycle, Sanders faced a medical emergency – a heart attack at the beginning of October – and has since mounted a comeback, boosted by high-profile progressive endorsements from ‘squad’ members including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
The New Hampshire poll released Monday gives him a sizeable lead against Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who also represents the progressive wing of the Democratic Party.
She’s in third place with 16 per cent support.
Rounding out the top five are former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg with 10 per cent and Sen. Amy Klobuchar with 5 per cent.
Sanders increased his support share by 7 points since October.
Back then he had been tied with Warren with 22 per cent support each. And Biden had led, earning 26 per cent support.
The New Hampshire primary will take place February 11.