Bernie Sanders has moved past Hillary Clinton for the first time in the 2016 presidential campaign, jumping ahead of the former Secretary of State by several points in New Hampshire.
In a new NBC News/Wall Street journal poll, Sanders sits at 49 percent vs. Clinton’s 38 percent; the poll showed many voters cited Clinton’s personal email use as a problem for them.
As the Vermont Senator surges, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush–once thought to be the shoe-in candidate for the Republicans–fell to six percent support in an Iowa poll, 23 points below frontrunner Donald Trump. The real estate mogul drew 29 percent support while Dr. Ben Carson came in second at 22 percent.
In New Hampshire, Trump is also out in front at 28 percent; Ohio Governor John Kasich comes in at second at 12 percent and and Carson is at 11 percent.
Media are covering the polls at length on a slow Labor Day news day; the results on the Democratic add fuel to the increasing fire that is the call for Vice President Joe Biden to enter the race. Biden drew 12 percent of the vote in New Hampshire without officially announcing his candidacy.
As a strong debater and authentic speaker with appeal to blue-collar voters, Clinton’s slide will surely play a factor in the vice president’s decision, which is expected to be announced by the end of September.
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