Sanders, Biden and Warren Bunched at Top in a New Hampshire Poll

(Bloomberg) -- Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren are bunched at the top in a poll of likely Democratic primary voters in New Hampshire -- and many of those surveyed indicated they may still change their minds.

Senator Sanders had 23%, with former Vice President Biden at 22% and Senator Warren at 19%, all within the poll’s margin of error of plus or minus 6.4 percentage points. Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg, with 12%, was the only other candidate with support in double digits.

Asked which of two front-runners would be more likely to beat President Donald Trump in November, 42% said Biden and 31% said Sanders, with 27% saying they’d do about the same.

The online poll of 400 likely voters by the University of Massachusetts Lowell Center for Public Opinion was released Monday, hours before Iowa’s Democratic caucuses. The results there may reshape the Democratic field ahead of New Hampshire’s primary on Feb. 11 -- and change the views of New Hampshire voters: 39% of those polled said they may reconsider their choices before the primary.

(Disclaimer: Michael Bloomberg is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination. He is the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News.)

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