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“Berniepalooza” Rolls On




|| By FITSNEWS || Independent socialist U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders is enjoying a nine-point lead over Hillary Clinton in early voting New Hampshire, a new NBC News/ Marist poll revealed. Sanders is the first choice of 41 percent of Granite State voters – leading Clinton (32 percent) and U.S. vice president Joe Biden (16 percent).

Biden has yet to announce his candidacy, but the scandals surrounding Clinton’s once high-flying bid have many establishment Democrats urging him to jump into the race.

Sanders’ New Hampshire showing represents a 20-point swing from two months ago – when he trailed Clinton by a 42-32 percent margin in the state.

Meanwhile in early voting Iowa, Clinton still enjoys a lead – albeit a shrinking one.  According to the latest NBC News/ Marist data, she’s currently drawing 38 percent support among likely caucus-goers in the state compared to 27 percent for Sanders and 20 percent for Biden.  Two months ago, Clinton enjoyed a 49-25 percent advantage over Sanders.

Among “Republicans,” the same poll found Donald Trump leading Ben Carson by a 29-22 percent margin in Iowa – with no other candidate receiving more than six percent of the vote.  Meanwhile in New Hampshire, the NBC News/ Marist pollsters found Trump receiving 28 percent support – well ahead of Ohio governor John Kasich (12 percent) and Carson (11 percent).

Former Granite State frontrunner Jeb Bush was in fourth place with eight percent support.