Nov 7, 2016 12:00 AM
Obama and Trump in New Hampshire on Election Eve; Final NH1 News Poll of Polls
NH1 News Political Director
CONCORD – Two of the biggest names in politics make stops in New Hampshire on Election eve, as the state’s very crucial four electoral votes in the race for the White House remain up for grabs.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump headlines a rally Monday night at 8pm at the Southern New Hampshire University arena in downtown Manchester. Trump will be joined by his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. Trump was last in the arena on the night before the state’s first in the nation presidential primary in early February. He convincingly won that contest, launching him towards his eventual clinching of the GOP presidential nomination.
The stop is also Trump’s second in New Hampshire in the past three days. He was the main attraction at a large event at the Atkinson Country Club on Friday afternoon. Monday’s stop will be Trump’s 11th in the state snice clinching the GOP nomination in May.
A couple of hours before Trump arrives, President Barack Obama will headline a rally for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton at the Whittemore at UNH. It’s the president’s first stop in the Granite State this entire two-year long election cycle.
Clinton was in the state Sunday night, speaking in front of a large rally at the Armory in the Radisson in downtown Manchester. It was Clinton’s fourth visit to the Granite State since clinching the Democratic nomination in June.
New NH1 News Poll of Polls
A new poll from the University of New Hampshire Survey Center suggests Clinton holding a 49%-38% lead over Trump among likely voters, with Libertarian candidate and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson at 6% and the Green Party’s Dr. Jill Stein at 2%. Four percent of likely Granite State voters in the survey remain undecided in their choice for president. The poll was conducted Thursday through Sunday.
A new automated survey by Emerson College also released Monday suggests a much closer contest, with Clinton at 45%, Trump at 44%, Johnson at 5%, and Stein at 3%. The Emerson College poll was conducted Friday and Saturday.
A new NH1 News Poll of Polls which averages the six latest public opinion surveys in New Hampshire puts Clinton at 44%, with Trump one point back at 43%. Johnson's at 6%, with Stein at 2%.
The other surveys averaged into the final NH1 News Poll of Polls 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)
In New Hampshire's blockbuster race for U.S. Senate, the UNH poll indicates Democratic challenger Gov. Maggie Hassan at 49%, with Republican incumbent Sen. Kelly Ayotte at 45%. The Emerson College poll suggests Ayotte with the edge of Hassan, 49%-46%.
The new NH1 News Poll of Polls average suggests the two candidates are knotted up, with Ayotte at 47% and Hassan at 46%
In the race to succeed Hassan in the Corner Office, the UNH poll suggests Democratic nominee Colin Van Ostern holds a 48% to 37% lead over fellow executive councilor and GOP nominee Chris Sununu.
But the NH1 News Poll of Polls average of the final five surveys in the gubernatorial showdown (Emerson College didn't include a number on the governor's race) puts Sununu at 44% and Van Ostern at 43%.