WASHINGTON (TIP): Republican presidential front-runner Donald Front is holding forte in New Hampshire with a double digit lead over his nearest rival Marco Rubio while Democratic presidential aspirant Bernie Sanders has a massive lead over Hillary Clinton, a latest opinion poll has shown.
As the results of the Iowa Caucuses came in, the crowded Republican presidential race appeared to be narrowing down to a three-cornered contest with Florida Senator Rubio coming a close third behind Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Donald Trump.
On the other hand, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has a massive two-to-one lead over Democratic presidential aspirant Hillary Clinton, who defeated him in the Iowa polls with a very slim margin of less than half a point, the opinion poll said yesterday.
Sanders is favoured in New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation February 9 primary as the state-by-state voting to collect delegates for the party’s nominating convention picks up speed.
According to the new CNN/WMUR tracking poll was conducted entirely after Iowa Caucus early this week, Trump has support of 29 per cent of likely Republican primary goers, followed by Rubio who has support of 18 per cent. Senator Cruz, who surprised many by winning the Iowa caucus is now trailing third with 13 per cent and is followed very closely by Ohio Governor John Kaisch (12 per cent) and the former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (10 per cent). CNN/WMUR said Clinton is trailing massively in New Hampshire. Sanders has support of 61 per cent of the likely Democratic primary goers, while Clinton has support of just 30 per cent, a drop of four points from the last polls. (PTI)