The poll, released one day prior to the next US presidential primary in New Hampshire, also ound that Sanders would win by double digits against any Republican rival in a hypothetical face-off, while Clinton would only beat Donald Trump and Ted Cruz by five points and lose to Marco Rubio.
Another (NBC News/Wall Street/Marist) poll published one week ago showed Sanders leading Clinton among female Democrats in the Granite state, claiming 56 percent support to Clinton's 40 percent.
Following the release of those results, feminist icon Gloria Steinem and first-ever female US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright criticized young female voters for supporting Sanders, describing their decision as sexist and shallow. That criticism has appeared to backfire on Clinton.
On Friday, Steinem said in an interview that young women were supporting Bernie Sanders because "that's where the boys are," CommonDreams reported. The next day, during a campaign event in Concord, Albright declared that "there's a special place in hell for women who don't help each other."
The remarks drew instant backlash from public figures and social media users, strongly criticizing Albright and Steinem for conflating political preference with personality and ethics.
It's stunning to see atrocity advocates moralize about gender representation. Is there a club #Sociopaths4Hillary club? There should be.— Rania Khalek (@RaniaKhalek) February 6, 2016
Clinton's campaign has been shown to be unappealing to young female voters. The Democratic female presidential candidate's policies appear too close to those of the Republicans, and too cozy with Wall Street and big corporations, causing young millennials to mistrust her.