Hillary Clinton is starting to feel the Bern and it's starting to get really hot.
According to a new Franklin Pierce/Boston Herald poll, Clinton is losing to opponent Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire by seven points. Not only is this a surge, but it's outside the margin of error.
Sanders leads Clinton 44-37 percent among likely Democratic primary voters, the first time the heavily favored Clinton has trailed in the 2016 primary campaign, according to the poll of 442 Granite-Staters.
Vice President Joe Biden got 9 percent support in the test primary match-up. The other announced Democrats in the race, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee and former Virginia Gov. Jim Webb, barely register at 1 percent or below.
The live interview phone poll was conducted Aug. 7-10 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.7 percentage points.
Clinton is also losing ground in Iowa with Sanders, albeit nothing close to what we're seeing in New Hampshire.
Sanders has been surging in recent months and pulling in massive crowds, sometimes as many as 100,000 people strong, to campaign rallies. Meanwhile and as Guy wrote about yesterday, Clinton is under criminal investigation by the FBI and was forced to turn over her personal email server to authorities yesterday.
Vice President Joe Biden is still mulling over a White House run and is expected to announce his plans in the coming weeks.