Sanders Leading Hillary Among New Hampshire Women
Two new polls out Tuesday show Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders pulling ahead in Iowa and firmly in the lead in New Hampshire. One of them also shows him leading Hillary Clinton among women in the Granite State.
Women in New Hampshire two months ago supported Clinton to Sanders 56 percent to 37, according to a Monmouth University poll. The latest Monmouth poll shows the senator reversing those numbers, gaining the support of 50 percent of women compared to Hillary’s 44 percent.
In Iowa, which has been more friendly to Hillary so far this primary, Sanders took the lead in an American Research Group poll. Likely Democratic caucus goers support him 47 percent to her 44 percent, Former Gov. Martin O’Malley received 3 percent.
In both these polls, Sanders received more support from younger voters and independents than Hillary, as he usually does, though interestingly in New Hampshire he has gained more support of voters 50 and older than Clinton, 50 to 44 percent.
Similarly to the switch in preference from women voters this is a stark contrast from two months ago when 56 percent of those same voters supported Hillary. About a quarter of New Hampshire Democrats said they would not “feel good” about the prospect of a Clinton nomination.