Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has made significant gains on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, according to the latest CNN/WMUR poll.
Clinton leads Sanders 43 percent to 35 percent, according to the poll. But just two months ago, Clinton led the poll 51 percent to Sanders' 13 percent. But that poll also included Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who says she will not run. Warren pulled in 20 percent support in that poll.
The current poll did not include Warren as an option, likely adding to Sanders' leap.
"Hillary Clinton’s early numbers had been higher than they reasonably could have been expected to remain," University of New Hampshire political science professor Andrew Smith told WMUR. "Historically, New Hampshire has had about 40 percent of the Democratic voters be progressive voters. That has been the case going back to 1968 with Eugene McCarthy."
The poll also showed Clinton had a strong favorability rating at 74 percent (to 19 percent unfavorable) and led Sanders in several issues categories.
But she also registered as least honest in the Democratic field with 28 percent of respondents. Only 2 percent said Sanders was least honest.
Clinton "does have some difficulty with the trust issue, but the bigger problem is that she is not connecting with more of the anger, the motivated voters in the Democratic Party," Smith said.
The poll was conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center from June 18 to 24 and included 360 likely 2016 Democratic primary voters. It has a margin of error of 5.2 percent.
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