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    US Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and billionaire Donald Trump are leading their Democratic and Republican opponents respectively a day ahead of the New Hampshire primary, a University of Massachusetts Lowell Center for Public Opinion poll revealed on Monday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On the Democratic side, Sanders has taken a 16 point lead over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with a 56 percent favorability rating among likely Democratic primary voters. Moreover, 78 percent of Democratic respondents in the state said that they would "definitely" vote for the candidate they supported.

    Meanwhile, on the Republican side, real estate tycoon Trump has taken a lead of 34 percent ahead of all his top GOP contenders including Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Florida Senator Marco Rubio tied at 13 percent. They are followed by Ohio Governor John Kasich and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush tied at 10 percent.

    Among likely Republican New Hampshire voters, some 56 percent say they would "definitely vote" for the candidate they supported, while 44 percent said that they could change their mind, the poll revealed.

    On February 9, the US state of New Hampshire will hold its primary election for Republican and Democratic presidential candidates seeking their parties’ nomination.

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