He's ahead in the polls and - barring any unforeseen upsets - Vermont senator Bernie Sanders is tipped to win the New Hampshire primary.
It’s becoming increasingly clear that Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren will not be able to break into the top three tonight.
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Biden has spent the week since the Iowa caucuses lowering expectations for his performance in New Hampshire, insisting his campaign will take off once voting reaches more racially diverse states like Nevada and South Carolina.
However, it will still be difficult for him to explain his performance if he cannot reach double digits.
Still, tonight’s results in New Hampshire might be even harder to spin for Elizabeth Warren, a senator from neighboring Massachusetts.
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Elizabeth Warren came out a few moment ago and said it was “clear” that it was a good night for Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg. Warren also said she wanted to congratulate Amy Klobuchar on her campaign’s resilience.
“The question for us Democrats is whether it will be a long bitter rehash of the same old bitter fights or whether we can find another way,” Warren said.
Warren went on to say “our campaign is best” equipped to “beat Donald Trump in November because we can unite this party.”
In a very close New Hampshire primary, Sen. Bernie Sanders has been declared the winner, followed by Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar. In Manchester, Judy Woodruff talks to Lucas Meyer of the New Hampshire Young Democrats and Dan Bush. In Washington, Amna Nawaz gets analysis from Lisa Desjardins, stationed at Sanders' New Hampshire campaign headquarters, and Democratic pollster Peter Hart.
The finish at the top in New Hampshire looked a lot like the finish last week in Iowa, this time with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders leading the way and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg finishing a close second.
But from the No. 3 spot on down there were some pretty big surprises, including the rise of Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and disappointing finishes for Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden.
Sanders essentially tied in Iowa (and had the most raw votes) and now has won New Hampshire, and because the center-left of the party is divided at the moment, he is in the pole position for the Democratic nomination.
That's especially true if Warren continues to fade. She finished fourth with only about 9% of the vote — not a good showing for a senator from a neighboring state.
But Sanders has only gotten 26% of the vote in both states. He needs to be able to show he can expand beyond his core base of voters younger than 30 and liberals if he wants to win the nomination.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has opened up a double-digit lead over his next closest rivals in a new national survey.
The latest Morning Consult poll finds Sanders at 29 percent support, followed by former Vice President Joe Biden at 19 percent and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at 18 percent. Sanders gained 3 points in the poll after winning the New Hampshire primary this week, while Biden lost 3 points after a disastrous fifth-place showing.
The latest poll confirms Sanders’s status as the front-runner in the race for the Democratic nomination. In addition to winning New Hampshire, Sanders pulled more votes than anyone else at the Iowa caucuses, although it appears that former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg will narrowly win the delegates edge in the Hawkeye State.
Buttigieg finished a close second in New Hampshire and held steady in the Morning Consult survey at 11 percent support. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who finished a distant fourth place in New Hampshire, came in at 10 percent in the new poll.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), whose surprise third-place finish in New Hampshire launched her into the thick of the race, is at 5 percent support, picking up 2 points from the prior survey.