Bernie Sanders gains on Clinton in new Franklin Pierce favorability poll

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Will Stewart captures a selfie with Bernie Sanders at a Manchester house party on May 2.
Will Stewart captures a selfie with Bernie Sanders at a Manchester house party on May 2, 2o15.

PORTSMOUTH, NH –  A new poll among those likely to vote Democrat shows Bernie Sanders making gains in favorability against Hillary Clinton.

Still, approximately two-thirds (65 percent) of voters believe Hillary Clinton will win the Democratic Party’s nomination, compared to just 11 percent who think Sanders will win. These results are based on a recent Franklin Pierce University/Boston Herald Poll conducted by RKM Research and Communications, between August 7 and 10. [You can read the full poll results below.]

The survey is based on responses from 442 randomly selected likely Democratic presidential primary voters. Interviews were conducted by landline and cellular telephone. The sampling margin of error is +/- 4.7 percent.

Favorability Ratings

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a very high favorable rating of 80 percent, followed closely by Vice President Joe Biden (79 percent) and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (76 percent). Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee and Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb both remain relatively little known candidates at this early stage of the race.

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Franklin Pierce/Boston Herald Poll Results full press release

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