Bernie pulls ahead: New poll shows Sanders leading in New Hampshire

The Vermont senator's favorability rating is even greater among voters between the ages of 18 and 45

Published August 27, 2015 8:30AM (EDT)

Bernie Sanders    (Reuters/Jim Young)
Bernie Sanders (Reuters/Jim Young)

This article originally appeared on AlterNet.

AlterNet Earlier this month, a CNN poll from New Hampshire showed Bernie Sanders had overtaken Hillary Clinton. Many wondered if this was just a fluke. It now looks like it wasn't. A second poll, from Public Policy Polling, shows Bernie Sanders leading Clinton 42 to 35 percent.

Breaking the poll down, it's clear where the candidates' strengths and weaknesses are. Sanders has a much larger favorability rating among younger voters between the ages of 18 and 45, with a 25-point spread:

Polls showing Clinton's favorability vs. Sanders' favorability.
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There is also something else happening that was not predicted by pundits. The poll shows that even among self-described moderates, Sanders is leading Clinton:

Democratic challengers and idologies,
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This flies in the face of early predictions that Sanders would be unable to gain traction outside the left-wing of the Democratic base.

By Zaid Jilani

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