NH Poll: Trump Holds Slight Lead Over Clinton

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Kerry Picket Political Reporter
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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has a slight lead over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire according to a newly released poll conducted by InsideSources and the NH Journal.

According to the survey conducted between October 26 and 28, Trump holds a 1.7 point lead over Clinton showing him with 44.6 percent support to Clinton’s 42.9 percent.

Third party candidates were included in this poll with Libertarian Gary Johnson garnering 4.4 percent, Green presidential candidate Jill Stein receiving 1.8 percent, and independent Evan McMullin at 0.9 percent.

Additionally, 2.1 percent gave support to other candidates and 3.5 percent are undecided.

New Hampshire Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte appears to be doing better in this poll against her Democratic challenger, Gov. Maggie Hassan.

According to the survey, Ayotte leads Hassan by 2.1 percent, with the senator receiving 49.1 percent of the vote to the governor’s 47 percent, while 3.9 percent are undecided. Ayotte distanced herself from Trump over one week ago following news about controversial remarks he made about an unnamed woman 11 years ago.

“Some conservative Republicans and the billionaire Koch brothers have criticized Ayotte for her disagreements with the party mainstream. When informed about this criticism, 52.0 percent reported that this had no effect on their potential support for Ayotte, with 28.5 percent reporting it made them less likely to support the incumbent, and 19.5 percent reporting it made them more likely to give their vote to the Republican,” a press release for the poll said.

“Voters were also asked for their opinion of Gov. Hassan’s support of Hillary Clinton’s policies and her belief that Clinton was trustworthy. A plurality of voters, 48.6 percent, claimed the information made them less likely to support Hassan, while 28.3 percent claimed the information made them more likely to support Hassan, and 22.3 percent said it made no difference.”

The statewide Inside Sources survey was conducted through landline telephones from a random sample of 408 likely voters in New Hampshire, and has a margin of error of plus-or-minus 5.1 percent.

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