New Swing State Poll Shows Tight Race Between Trump And Clinton

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Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent
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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are virtually tied in the swing state of New Hampshire, according to a new poll out Tuesday which shows voters overwhelmingly split among gender and income.

Trump and Clinton are neck and neck with Clinton narrowly leading at 44.4 percent and Trump following with 43.7 percent. The poll found that Granite State voters don’t view the two likely major party candidates favorably. Sixty-two percent view Trump unfavorably, and 61 percent think likewise of Hillary Clinton.

Almost 12 percent of New Hampshire voters also said they’re unsure who they plan to support.

The Democratic nominee has won in New Hampshire the past three elections, and Cook Political Report considers it a swing state. The Franklin Pierce University/Boston Herald poll also found a large gap when it comes to who women and men support. Trump leads among men 55.3 percent while Hillary trails with 35.4 percent of their support. She leads though among women 53.8 percent to Trump’s 31.7 percent.

There is a also an evident gap among voters of different income groups. Clinton leads among voters who earn less than $35,000 — she has 51.5 percent of their support. Trump follows with 34.8 percent. Among voters with an income of over $100,000, Trump leads with 53.7 percent and Clinton gets 40.2 percent of their backing.

The poll was of 405 likely voters and was conducted from May 25 through May 28. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percent.

Independent voters are even more unhappy with both candidates, and 23 percent who haven’t committed yet to Trump or Clinton say they are waiting to see if a third-party candidate jumps in the race.