Bernie Sanders. Elizabeth Warren. Joe Biden. Mark Zuckerberg?
While the 2020 New Hampshire Primary is more than two years away, there are some early frontrunners and surprising names popping up on the Democratic side for the first in the nation primary in the latest Granite State Poll from the University of New Hampshire Survey Center.
In a poll of nearly 600 voters, 31 percent said Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was their preferred choice for the 2020 nomination. That might not be all that surprising as Sanders won the New Hampshrie Democratic Primary in 2016. Former Vice President Joe Biden (24 percent) and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (13 percent) rounded up the top three choices. However, of those polled, only 2 percent of people said they have definitely made their choice.
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Many New Hampshire voters usually make up their minds to support a candidate weeks, or even days, before the primary.
Other names that appeared on the list were New Jersey Sen. Corey Booker and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg got "likes" from 2 percent of the voters, which put him in a tie for fifth. Zuckerberg’s, along with others, were listed in the "open ended" portion of the poll, where voters were given names off of a list of potential candidates.
On the Republican side, less than half of those polled said they plan on voting for President Donald Trump in the 2020. Forty-seven percent of those polled said they would choose the incumbent, while 53 percent said they would vote for someone else or were undecided.
In the Granite State Poll held in October of 2009, 64 percent of voters said they planned choosing then President Barack Obama in the 2012 Primary.
The poll also showed that 77 percent of voters were still happy with whom the voted for in the 2016 presidential election.
The margin for error in the poll is plus or minus 4.1 percent.