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Nov 4, 2016 1:14 PM

New NH1 News Poll of Polls: Trump 44%, Clinton 42% in NH; Senate, Governor, races close

NH1 News Political Director

CONCORD – With four days to go until Election Day, a new NH1 News Poll of Polls indicates a very close contest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for New Hampshire’s four crucial electoral votes.

The poll of polls, which averages the latest live operator, non-partisan public opinion surveys in the Granite State, also suggests that New Hampshire’s blockbuster U.S. Senate showdown between Republican incumbent Kelly Ayotte and her Democratic challenger Gov. Maggie Hassan remains a margin of error contest, with Ayotte holding the slightest of edges.

The race to succeed Hassan as governor also remains within the sampling error. With Republican Chris Sununu holding a slight edge over fellow executive councilor and Democrat Colin Van Ostern.

According to the NH1 News, 44% of likely voters in the battleground state of New Hampshire support the GOP nominee, with 42% backing the Democratic nominee. Libertarian candidate and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson’s at 6%, with the Green Party’s Dr. Jill Stein at 2%.

That’s a switch from the beginning of the week, when the previous poll of polls average put Clinton at 46% and Trump at 40%, with Johnson at 7% and Stein at 2%.

The new poll of polls was compiled and released on Friday morning. The survey included in the new average are Suffolk University for the Boston Globe (Oct. 31-Nov. 2); American Research Group (Oct. 31-Nov. 2); UMass Lowell for 7News (Oct. 28-Nov. 2); MassINC for WBUR (Oct. 29-Nov. 1)

The previous average included the University of New Hampshire poll for WMUR (Oct. 26-30), Emerson College (Oct. 23-26), Monmouth University (Oct. 22-25), and the Marist College poll for NBC News and the Wall Street Journal (Oct. 20-24).

In the race for the U.S. Senate, the new poll of polls puts Ayotte at 48% and Hassan at 45% among likely voters. It was Ayotte at 47% and Hassan at 46% in the previous average.

And in the contest for the Corner Office, Sununu stands at 46%, with Van Ostern at 42%. Van Ostern stood at 46%, with Sununu at 43% in the previous average.

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