Two new NBC News Marist polls were released Sunday showing Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders leading Hillary Clinton in the key state of New Hampshire by nine points as well as closing the gap with Clinton in Iowa.
“Bernie is leading the fight to rebuild the disappearing American middle class and take on the greed of the billionaire class. These new polls confirm that the more voters get to know Bernie the better they like him and what he stands for,” said Sanders’ spokesman Michael Briggs.
In New Hampshire, NBC News reports Sanders has 41 percent of Democratic support from voters, while former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton garnered 32 percent and Vice President Joe Biden received 16 percent.
According to NBC, sans Biden in the race, Sanders leads the by 11 points, 49 percent to 38 percent. Clinton was ahead of Sanders in the Granite State by 10 points back in July the last time the poll was conducted.
Clinton is still leading Sanders in Iowa, but her lead has declined from 24 points in July (49 percent to 25 percent) to 11, NBC notes.