A new poll of New Hampshire voters finds that Bernie Sanders, the U.S. senator from Vermont, commands 50 percent of support from likely Democratic voters. Hillary Clinton trails him with 40 percent of support and way behind is Martin O’Malley with just one percent. The poll was released exactly 62 days ahead of the New Hampshire primary on February 9, 2016. (New Hampshire is the first state to hold a primary; Iowa holds its caucus on February 1.) Taking a deeper look inside the poll, results show that the majority of voters surveyed view Sanders as the best equipped to address income inequality and deal with big banks. Those are significant findings given that Hillary Clinton on Monday laid out her plan for reining in Wall Street in a New York Times Op-Ed. The plan won some moderate praise from U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, though she has yet to endorse a candidate in the 2016 race. Over all, the new poll found that voters who aren’t registered with either party in New Hampshire overwhelmingly support Sanders. Despite all of the support for Sanders, though, the poll showed most respondents expect Clinton to win the nomination. A poll of Iowa voters released earlier this week showed Clinton holds a commanding lead over Sanders.
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