22:17 GMT12 August 2020
Listen Live
    Get short URL

    A tracking poll released on Monday by UMass Lowell/7News, shows that Vermont Senator and self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders is ahead of Hillary Clinton by 16 points in New Hampshire, claiming 56 percent support among likely Democratic voters against Hillary’s 40 percent.

    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.

    Countdown 2016: Sanders and Clinton Neck-and-Neck in Key States
    © Sputnik / Cassandra Fairbanks
    According to another survey released Sunday by CNN-WMUR, Sanders leads Clinton among female voters in New Hampshire by eight percentage points, a significant change from last week's Iowa caucuses, where Clinton won among female voters by 11 points.

    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.

    ​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.    


    Bernie Sanders: US Losing $100Bln Annually to Tax-Dodging Corporations
    Bernie Sanders ‘Somewhat Likely’ to Win Democratic Nomination for President
    Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire and Obama's Hypocritical State of the Union
    presidential election, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, New Hampshire, United States
    Community standardsDiscussion