Oct 21, 2016 2:24 PM

Clinton 45%; Trump 37%, in new NH1 News Poll of Polls; Senate and Governor races close

Source: NH1 News Political Director

CONCORD – With 18 days to go until Election Day, an average of the latest public opinion surveys in New Hampshire indicates Hillary Clinton with an upper single digit lead over Donald Trump.

And a new NH1 News Poll of Polls also suggests Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan with a very slight edge over GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte in the Granite State’s blockbuster U.S. Senate race, and Democrat Colin Van Ostern holding a slight advantage over Republican Chris Sununu in the showdown for governor.

The NH1 News Poll of Polls was compiled and released Friday. It averages the five most recent surveys in New Hampshire in the race for president and for senate, and the four most recent surveys in the showdown for the Corner Office. All of the polls were conducted between October 7 and 19.

New Hampshire’s one of around a dozen battleground states across the nation, which are up for grabs in the race for the White House. And in the fight for the state’s four elector votes, the NH1 News Poll of Polls indicates the Democratic presidential nominee at 45%, with the GOP nominee at 37%.

Libertarian candidate and former GOP governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson’s at 10%, with Dr. Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate, at 3%.

It is worth noting that there was a smaller margin between Clinton and Trump in the polls conducted earlier in the average, compared to the later surveys.

In the race for U.S. Senate, the NH1 News Poll of Polls indicates Hassan at 46%, with Ayotte at 44%.

And in the race to succeed Hassan as governor, Van Ostern’s at 46%, with fellow executive councilor Sununu at 42%.

The surveys compiled into the NH 1 News average were UMass Lowell/7 News (Oct. 7-11), MASSInc/WBUR (Oct 10-12), Washington Post/SurveyMonkey (Oct. 8-16), UNH/WMUR (Oct. 11-17), and Emerson College (Oct. 17-19).

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