Real estate mogul Donald Trump (R) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) hold their leads in their respective New Hampshire primaries in two new polls. In the NBC News/Wall Steet Journal/Marist poll, Trump leads the Republican field (Feb. 2-3; 653 Republican LVs; +/- 3.8%) with 30% of the vote. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has 17%, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has 15%, Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) has 10%, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) has 9%, the last candidate at or above 5%. (NBC News)
On the Democratic side (567 Democratic LVs; +/- 4.1%), Sanders leads former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D) 58% to 38%. (NBC News)
A CNN/WMUR/University of New Hampshire poll also has Trump leading the Republican nomination (Feb. 2-4; 209 LVs; +/- 6.8%). Trump has 29% to Rubio’s 18%. Cruz has 13%, Kasich has 12%, and Bush has 10%, the last candidate in double digits. (CNN)
For the Democrats (228 Democratic LVs; +/- 6.5%), Sanders leads Clinton 61% to 30%. (release)
NATIONALLY. Trump and Clinton still leads their races nationally, in a poll by Quinnipiac University. For the Republicans (Feb. 2-4; 507 Republican RVs; +/- 4.4%), Trump leads with 31%, followed by Cruz’s 22% and Rubio’s 19%. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson (R) is a distant fourth with 6%, the last candidate at or above 5%.
For the Democrats (484 Democratic RVs; +/- 4.5%), Clinton has a sight edge over Sanders, 44% to his 42%.
In head-to-heads (1125 RVs; +/- 2.9%), Clinton beats Trump 46%-41%, ties Cruz 45%-45%, and loses to Rubio 41%-48%.
Sanders would beat Trump 49%-39%, beat Cruz 46%-42%, and tie Rubio 43%-43%.
If former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) entered the race as an independent, Trump would beat Sanders and Bloomberg 36%-35%-15%.
In a race between Sanders, Cruz, and Bloomberg, Sanders comes out ahead with 37%, compared to Cruz’s 36% and Bloomberg’s 15%. (release)
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