(NewsReady.com) – With the disaster that was the Iowa Caucus mostly out of everyone’s minds, New Hampshire has been the focus of DNC presidential candidates for the last week. With Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) expected to win the NH primaries, as he did in 2016, Pete Buttigieg isn’t far behind him.
However, there’s one candidate that saw an unexpected upswing: Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN).
Jumping from 6.6% at the beginning of February to 11.7%, her sudden 5-point upswing could be a wave of momentum that carries her further. This puts her in position to potentially take third place in New Hampshire over Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Joe Biden.
Whereas many candidates are appealing to their base or attempting to draw in new voters, there’s one group that Klobuchar seems to be appealing to more than the other candidates: independents.
New: @amyklobuchar is surging in New Hampshire
In the past few days, she:
-Attracted her biggest crowds to date
-Hit #3 in several polls
But, more interestingly, she's doing w/ a strategy aimed at the biggest voting bloc here: Independents https://t.co/SbW33ZfQEd
— Hanna Trudo (@HCTrudo) February 10, 2020
At least among New Hampshire independents, they believe that Klobuchar has the potential to take on President Trump on the debate stage. We’ll see if that sentiment holds true in other states as the campaign trail moves along.
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