NH Poll Shows Democrat Who Isn't Even Running Would Become Frontrunner If Entered Race

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Posted: Oct 15, 2019 8:15 AM
NH Poll Shows Democrat Who Isn't Even Running Would Become Frontrunner If Entered Race

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The crop of Democrats currently vying for the party's nomination have nothing, apparently, on former first lady Michelle Obama, who would become the immediate frontrunner if she entered the race, a New Hampshire poll found.

The Boston Herald-Franklin Pierce University survey, which was released on Monday, shows Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and former Vice President Joe Biden at the top in New Hampshire, with 25 percent support, 22 percent, and 24 percent, respectively. 

Adding Obama into the mix, however, changed that. If she hypothetically entered the race she would have 26 percent support of likely Democratic primary voters in the state, while Warren and Biden would have 20 percent support and Sanders, 15 percent. 

At this point, the poll is nothing but wishful thinking for Obama fans. The former first lady has said there is “zero chance” she would run in 2020.

"There are so many ways to improve this country and build a better world, and I keep doing plenty of them, from working with young people to helping families lead healthier lives. But sitting behind the desk in the Oval Office will never be one of them. It’s just not for me," she told Amtrak's magazine The National in August.