Bernie Sanders leads the polls ahead of New Hampshire Democratic primary

US Democratic Party voters in the state of New Hampshire will head to the polls today to choose their party’s

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US Democratic Party voters in the state of New Hampshire will head to the polls today to choose their party’s candidate for the 2020 presidential election.

The primary arrives after a tumultuous and uncertain Iowa Caucus last week, the final results of which will also be released today.

Victory in the New Hampshire primary has been a fairly reliable indicator of both Democratic and Republican nominees. The latest polls roughly resemble the Iowa results, with Senator Bernie Sanders atop the field at 28%, trailed by Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 21%. Former vice president Joe Biden and Senator Elizabeth Warren lag behind at 12% and 9%, respectively.

Expect today’s result to affirm the Sanders vs. Buttigieg dynamic for the following primaries. A serious under-performance for Biden or Warren could mean the end of their campaigns. A result like this would cement Buttigieg’s position as the most viable centrist candidate, while Sanders would be unopposed in claiming the leadership of the progressive wing of the party.

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