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Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders Surging in New Hampshire

A new poll shows Trump in second in the GOP field and Sanders hot on the heels of Hillary Clinton on the Democratic side



    Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders Surging in New Hampshire
    Donald Trump, left, and Bernie Sanders are surging in New Hampshire.

    Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are seeing a big surge in popularity in New Hampshire, according to a new poll released this week.

    The latest CNN/WMUR New Hampshire Primary Poll, conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, shows Trump in second place among Republican presidential contenders, behind only Jeb Bush.

    Bush received 16 percent support, Trump 11 percent, Rand Paul 9 percent, Scott Walker 8 percent, Marco Rubio and Carly Fiorina 6 percent, Ben Carson and Chris Christie 5 percent, Rick Perry 4 percent, Ted Cruz 3 percent, Mike Huckabee 2 percent, and John Kasich, George Pataki and Lindsey Graham 1 percent.

    It was the second poll this week that had Trump second in the GOP field in the Granite State. The billionaire real estate mogul and reality television star held a rally in New Hampshire last week, a day after making his candidacy official. And he's scheduled to return to the state on Tuesday for an event in Bedford.

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    "My vision to make America great again is resonating with the people of New Hampshire and all across this country," Trump said of the poll results. "We need bold leadership and new ideas to get our country back on track economically and reassert ourselves as a respected global leader. We cannot allow special interests and political insiders to put their interests ahead of the American people any longer."

    Though he's surging in terms of overall support, the poll also showed that Trump remains the most unpopular Republican candidate. When asked who they will not vote for under any circumstance, 23 percent of New Hampshire Republicans named Trump.

    Among Democrats, Sanders also continues to perform strongly in the polls. The CNN/WMUR New Hampshire Primary Poll has him in a "statistical tie" with frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

    Forty-three percent of Democrats surveyed said they would vote for Clinton, but 35 percent chose Sanders. Joe Biden received 8 percent support, Martin O'Malley 2 percent, and Jim Webb 1 percent.

    Sanders, who is from neighboring Vermont, has spent a lot of time in New Hampshire so far. And he's scheduled to make six stops in the state on Saturday and Sunday.

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