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Democrats Looking Strong In New Hampshire

Democrats are in a good position to sweep Republicans in New Hampshire.

Democrats are in a good position to sweep Republicans in New Hampshire.

A new WMUR poll in New Hampshire finds dire news for New Hampshire Republicans across the ticket. The poll finds two Democrats, former Representative Carol Shea-Porter and incumbent Ann Kuster, holding massive leads in their respective congressional races. Shea-Porter, running in New Hampshire’s first congressional district, is up 43% to 29% against Republican incumbent Frank Guinta. Rep. Guinta beat Shea-Porter in a low turnout affair in 2014. In the second district, Kuster is leading former state Rep. Jim Lawrence 51% to 23%.

The same poll finds Hillary Clinton (D) with a 15% lead on Donald Trump (R). New Hampshire usually features a close race on the presidential level but Trump has largely ignored the state that gave him his first victory in the GOP primary. The Democrats also lead in the U.S Senate and gubernatorial race.

WMUR:

Democrat Colin Van Ostern has taken a lead over Republican Chris Sununu in what is shaping up as a tight race for New Hampshire’s open governor’s seat, with more than half of likely voters yet to make a final decision.

The latest WMUR Granite State Poll, released Thursday evening, shows the two executive councilors in a close race, with Van Ostern leading 41 percent to 35 percent, while 4 percent preferred someone else and 21 percent were undecided.

When undecided voters were asked which candidate they were leaning towards, the margin remained the same, with Van Ostern leading 44 percent to 38 percent and 15 percent remaining undecided.

The results showed Democrats leading Republicans in generic polling in the New Hampshire House, state Senate and Executive Council races. The poll also showed Democrat Hillary Clinton with a 15 percentage point lead over Republican Donald Trump in the presidential race in the state and Democratic Gov. Hassan leading Republican incumbent Kelly Ayotte in the U.S. Senate race.

The University of New Hampshire Survey Center polled 907 randomly selected New Hampshire adults, including 770 likely voters from Oct. 11-17.

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