Published: Wed, February 12, 2020
Health Care | By Cedric Leonard

New Hampshire poll shows Bernie Sanders surging, Joe Biden faltering

New Hampshire poll shows Bernie Sanders surging, Joe Biden faltering

The state party released updated results on Sunday which showed Buttigieg leading Sanders by a razor-thin margin of two state delegate equivalents out of 2,152 counted - or 0.1 percent.

The 78-year-old Vermont senator and the 38-year-old former mayor of South Bend, Indiana came top of the first contest in Iowa - marred by messy confusion about the result - giving each momentum as Democrats seek a candidate to take on Donald Trump in November.

Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, the second in a state-by-state nominating contest, also will test the staying power of U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, who finished third in Iowa, and former Vice President Joe Biden, who placed fourth. Buttigieg was always going to get a bump in the polls after Iowa, but to move within striking distance of Sanders who remains hugely popular in the state might be proof that he's the new centrist choice of the democratic party. Turnout in the Iowa caucuses was lower than expected.

Iowa will send 41 delegates to the Democratic National Convention.

Amid the confusion of Iowa, it is hard to imagine a more inauspicious start to the presidential primaries for the Democratic Party. She said Sunday that Democratic candidates should "talk about the things we can run on together".

She added: "And the way we do this is not by launching a bunch of attacks on each other and trying to tear each other down".

During a rally at a high school in the New Hampshire state capital of Concord on Sunday, Warren declared, "It's up to you, Massachusetts".

Warren has refused to call New Hampshire a must-win during Tuesday's primary, despite it bordering MA. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota surging. A recanvass is not a recount, but a check of the vote count against paper records to ensure the counts were reported accurately.

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Although he had an excellent World Cup in England by being the highest scorer of the tournament. Warner also claimed the male International Twenty20 Player of the Year Award.

Turning serious, he said he was "building the movement that is going to defeat Donald Trump", boosted by donations from some two million people.

But in a sign of potential hurdles ahead for Buttigieg, even voters in an overwhelmingly white state like New Hampshire said they wanted to see evidence that he could build relationships with people of colour.

The Republican National Committee (RNC) had previously said that $117m in online fundraising had been raised since 24 September, when Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi first launched the impeachment process.

It took until Thursday for the state party to issue what it said are complete results.

Then Sanders said: "We're not here to denigrate Pete, he's running a good campaign, but our views are different".

What Sanders now has to start planning for is how to pick up some of Elizabeth Warren's supporters as her numbers have remained steady yet unspectacular. His failure to secure viability in many precincts indicates a comparatively weak organization on the ground. Sanders, 78, is a US senator and impassioned progressive who has spent nearly three decades in Congress, while Buttigieg, 38, is a moderate military veteran who served two terms as mayor of South Bend, Indiana.

As it turned out, Sanders can make a strong case that he won in Iowa, while Buttigieg, especially in light of his premature declaration of victory, will attract some of the flak that comes with front-runner status.

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