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Sanders-Buttigieg rivalry escalates ahead of New Hampshire

2020-02-11 09:39:58       source:The Aljazeera

February 11, 2020

Portsmouth, New Hampshire - As former United States Vice President Joe Biden continues to see his poll numbers sink in New Hampshire in advance of the state's primary election on Tuesday, a new duel is coming into political focus.

With Biden's support in New Hampshire falling from a poll average about 23 percent to 11 percent among the many Democratic candidates for president, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has emerged as a favourite for the party's moderate wing. But Senator Bernie Sanders, from the neighbouring state of Vermont, still appears to hold a healthy lead over Buttigieg as the two trade increasingly vicious barbs.

"Sanders is kind of the least of the evils right now," said Willa Shaw, an employee at Treehouse Toys in Portsmouth.

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