A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Marist poll released on Wednesday shows Hillary Clinton with a nine point lead over Donald Trump in New Hampshire.
Clinton is ahead 45 percent to 36 with likely voters in a four way race that shows Gary Johnson getting 10 percent of the vote, with Jill Stein getting a 4 percent share. A Monmouth University poll also released on Wednesday shows a much closer race with Trump trailing by just 4 percentage points. In the Monmouth poll, Clinton is at 46 percent and Trump at 42 percent.
More importantly, the two polls on Wednesday are the latest in a virtually unbroken chain of polls in the past weeks which show Clinton holding or extending her lead in New Hampshire.
The Trump Campaign has announced that the Republican presidential nominee will be campaigning in Manchester, New Hampshire this Friday, the same city that Trump had his ‘cold run’ while preparing for the second presidential debate.
Clinton most recently campaigned in the Granite State on Monday with Senator Elizabeth Warren, one of the leaders of the liberal wing of the Senate, who has leveled some of the harshest attacks against Trump. Warren slammed Trump for called Clinton a ‘nasty woman’ in the third presidential debate. She said:
“Get this Donald, Nasty women are tough. Nasty women are smart. And nasty women vote! On November 8th, we nasty women are going to march our nasty feet to cast our nasty votes and get you out of our lives forever.”
The two also made a strong push in support of New Hampshire’s Democratic Governor Maggie Hassan who is in a tight race with incumbent Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte. The NBC poll released on Wednesday showed Hassan trailing Ayotte 47 percent to 48 percent, well within the margin of error. That is in stark contrast to the same poll in September which showed Ayotte with a commanding eight point lead, 52-44.
The Talking Points Memo’s PollTracker Average for the U.S. Senate election in New Hampshire shows Hassan leading Ayotte by a margin of 46 to 44.5.
Hassan’s rise in the polls also confirms a strong trend in New Hampshire for a Democratic win both in the presidential and the senate race.