Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has pulled to within 10 points of Hillary Clinton in a new Suffolk University poll of likely Democratic primary voters in New Hampshire. And Sanders is actually leading Clinton among Democratic men included in the survey.
Overall, Clinton leads the Democratic race 41 percent to 31 percent. But among men, Sanders leads Clinton, 35 percent to 32 percent. That lead is more than offset by Clinton's huge lead over Sanders among women, 47 percent to 28 percent.
"Most political observers felt that Hillary Clinton's large early lead among Democratic voters would eventually shrunk a bit over time," David Paleologos, head of the Suffolk University Political Research Center, said in a statement released with the poll. "But in New Hampshire right now, the lead has shrunk a lot, and this is a much different Democratic primary race than we are seeing in other states so far."
Don't underestimate the power of the progressive nerve network," Paleologos added in the statement. "It is alive, far reaching, and it is translating into political muscle in the New Hampshire Democratic primary."