Raleigh, N.C. -- PPP's newest New Hampshire poll finds both Hillary Clinton and
Bernie Sanders leading the Republican field in the state, although Sanders does
an average of 9 points better than Clinton in the general election match ups.
The Republican who comes closest to Clinton is Marco Rubio, who trails by 3
points at 45/42. The rest of the Republican hopefuls lose by wider margins than
Mitt Romney did in the state in 2012- Jeb Bush trails by 6 at 46/40, Ted Cruz is
down 8 at 48/40, Ben Carson has an 11 point deficit at 50/39, and Donald
does the worst with a 14 point gap at 50/36.
Sanders is the only candidate with a positive favorability rating among the overall
electorate in the state, and it's a very positive rating- 55% of voters see him
positively to only 35% who have a negative opinion.
He leads the entire GOP field
by double digits- it's 12 points over Bush at 50/38, 14 points over Rubio at 51/37,
19 over Carson at 53/34, and 20 points over both Trump and Cruz at 54/34 and
"Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are doing a lot better in New Hampshire
than they are in national polling," said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy
Polling. "This appears to be one place where all the exposure the Republican field
is receiving isn't necessarily a good thing."
The rest of the poll can be seen here.