Socialist Bernie Sanders surges 10 points against Clinton in Granite State

Most political observers assumed that if Hillary Clinton were to hit a stumbling block in the Democratic primaries, it would be in Iowa, where she placed third in 2008. But two new polls this week show her lead in New Hampshire shrinking rapidly as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders gains ground.

A Suffolk University poll released Tuesday morning found Clinton leading Sanders by 10 points, 41 percent to 31 percent, among likely voters. (They’re followed by Vice President Joe Biden at 7 percent, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley at 3 percent, and both former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee and former Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia at 1 percent.)