Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is leading Hillary Clinton by a wide margin, 60 percent to 33 percent, in New Hampshire heading into the February 9 primary, according to a poll released Tuesday.
Sanders enjoys a high favorability rating in the Granite State, and while a majority of likely Democratic voters view Hillary favorably, 65 percent, it pales in comparison to the 91 percent who think so of Bernie.
The poll was conducted by University of New Hampshire Survey Center for CNN/WMUR and polled 972 New Hampshire adults by telephone.
Former Secretary of State Clinton’s email troubles seem to have hurt her perception among New Hampshire primary voters, with 55 percent saying she is “least honest.” Only 2 percent thought so of Sanders and 5 percent of Martin O’Malley. (RELATED: Report: Emails At The Highest Classification Levels Found On Hillary’s Private Server)
The most important issue for Democrats remains “jobs/economy” as it has for the most of the race, this is has been the issue Sanders has been harping on and 57 percent think he is best equipped to handle the issue.
Foreign policy and national security are the second most important issue for Democrats and has remained so for majority of the race besides December, this is to Sanders’ benefit. Fifty-five percent believe Clinton is the best choice to handle the threat of ISIS.
Gov. O’Malley has been polling poorly in New Hampshire so far this primary and it didn’t change in January, only getting the support of 1 percent polled. Only 26 percent of likely Democratic primary voters remain fully undecided.