Sanders Maintains Lead in New Hampshire Poll, Buttigieg Second

(Bloomberg) -- Bernie Sanders is leading in the final New Hampshire poll from Monmouth University before next week’s primary.

In a survey of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters taken from Feb 3-5, the Vermont senator had 24% support, followed by former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 20% and former Vice President Joe Biden at 17%.

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar rounded out the top five, with 13% and 9%, respectively.

“The muddle out of Iowa hasn’t narrowed the field, but there are some hints in the poll that Buttigieg could be helped and Biden hurt as the caucus results start to sink in,” said Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute.

A flawed smartphone app and a backed-up hotline used to report results led to hand-counting of the Iowa results that has taken three days.

With 97% of Iowa precincts in, Buttigieg and Sanders are essentially tied, with one-tenth of a percentage point between them. They are followed by Warren and Biden.

The Monmouth poll of 503 New Hampshire voters who are likely to vote in the Democratic primary has a margin of error of 4.4 percentage points.

This post is part of Campaign Update, our live coverage from the 2020 campaign trail.

(Disclaimer: Michael Bloomberg is also 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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