Clinton Named Least Honest Dem Candidate by Plurality of NH Primary Voters

Sanders holds lead over Clinton in key state

Bernie Sanders Hillary Clinton
• December 9, 2015 5:39 pm


Forty-six percent of likely New Hampshire Democratic primary voters name Hillary Clinton as the least honest presidential candidate running for the party’s nomination in 2016, according to a new poll.

The CNN/WMUR poll released Wednesday also shows Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I., Vt.) support growing among New Hampshire Democrats, with 50 percent naming him as their choice for the nomination. His backing has risen from 35 percent in June and 46 percent in September.

Clinton has the support of 40 percent of New Hampshire Democratic primary voters, an increase from 30 percent in September when 14 percent of Democrats still held out for Vice President Joe Biden to enter the race.

The survey, conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, also found that Sanders is viewed as the most likable Democratic candidate by 60 percent of primary voters in the state. In contrast, 22 percent name Clinton as the most likable contender.

While nearly half of New Hampshire Democrats call Clinton the least honest candidate, only 3 percent say so of Sanders.

There is also a sizable gap between the favorability ratings of the two candidates, as Sanders is viewed positively by 83 percent of New Hampshire Democratic primary voters and Clinton by 68 percent of these voters.