- The Washington Times - Monday, February 8, 2016

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Sen. Bernard Sanders hold big leads in the final UMass Lowell/7News tracking poll on New Hampshire voters released ahead of Tuesday’s primary.

Mr. Trump leads the GOP field at 34 percent support, followed by Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Sen. Ted Cruz at 13 percent apiece.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Ohio Gov. John Kasich were at 10 percent apiece, followed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at 5 percent, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina at 4 percent, and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson at 3 percent.

Nine percent of Republican voters remain undecided, with 44 percent saying they could still change their minds.

On the Democratic side, Mr. Sanders held a 16-point, 56 to 40 percent lead over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Mr. Sanders had led Mrs. Clinton by as many as 33 points in the survey last week.

The latest polling was conducted from Friday to Sunday.

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