New Hampshire still might as well be called Clintonland.
The state that made Bill Clinton the “comeback kid” in 1992 and then came through for his wife after her brutal loss in the Iowa Caucus during her 2008 presidential campaign is ready for Hillary 2.0, according to a new poll.
A whopping 58% of New Hampshire Democrats said they’d vote for Clinton if the election were held today, according to a new WMUR Granite State Poll, and 84% give her a favorable rating (just 10% have a negative view).
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren outperformed national polls in the Granite State, coming in second at 18% and with a 58% favorability rating.
Rounding out the field were Vice President Joe Biden at 3%, tied with Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders, followed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley.
One note of caution for Clinton fans, however: Only 17% of likely Democratic primary voters said they have definitively decided. The vast majority, 73%, said they’re still trying to make up their mind, even if they support Clinton today. That leaves room for some potentially big changes to makeup of the race.
The Republican side, meanwhile, remains a tossup with no candidate exceeding 15% of the vote, let alone standing out as a clear frontrunner.
Granite State Republicans said that if the state’s first-in-the-nation primary were held today, 15% of them would vote for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, 12% would support New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and 7% would go for former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Sen. Rand Paul and Rep. Paul Ryan would tie with 6% of the vote.
In the rest of the field, Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio each received 3% of the vote, tied with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, and followed by Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, and former Sen. Rick Santorum, who each get 2%.
The poll of 681 New Hampshire residents was conducted by both cell and landline telephones between Sept. 29 and Oct. 5. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.8%.