August 17, 2015– Democratic primary voters now prefer an alternative to Hillary Clinton for the first time since pollsters set their sights on the 2016 race for the White House.

At 49 percent, the latest Democratic primary poll shows Clinton capturing less than 50 percent of the vote while Socialist United States Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) continues his surge with 30 percent of the vote.

According to Real Clear Politics, which aggregates all major primary polls, this is the lowest level of support Clinton has received in a major poll.

Last week, former Vice President Al Gore trended across the internet as insiders claimed Gore was looking into a run. Gore spokesmen went on to deny the claims.

Vice President Joe Biden, currently polling at 10 percent, is also said to be considering a run against Clinton.

The Fox News Poll was conducted under the joint direction of Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R). The poll was conducted by telephone with live interviewers August 11-13, 2015 among a random national sample of 1,008 registered voters. 401 likely Democratic primary voters are used in the poll. 

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