Poll: Dem Hassan leads Ayotte by 10 in NH Senate race
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Hassan has 50 percent support in the WBUR poll, with Ayotte at 40 percent. It's the biggest lead for Hassan to date in polls of the race.
The poll also found Democrat Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonChris Murphy’s profile rises with gun tragedies DNC, RNC step up cyber protections Gun proposal picks up GOP support MORE ahead of Republican Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump pens op-ed on kindergartners learning tech Bharara, Yates tamp down expectations Mueller will bring criminal charges Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax security employee left after breach | Lawmakers float bill to reform warrantless surveillance | Intel leaders keeping collusion probe open MORE by 15 percentage points in the presidential race in New Hampshire. Clinton has 47 percent support to Trump's 32 percent. In a head-to-head race without third-party candidates, Clinton's lead is 17 points.
More than 6 in 10 New Hampshire voters, 63 percent, said Trump was unfit to be president, while 31 percent said he was fit.
Views of Clinton were more split, with 48 saying she was fit compared to 46 percent saying she was not.
"There's a very close relationship between the votes for Kelly Ayotte and Donald Trump," explained Steve Koczela, president of MassInc Polling, which conducted the WBUR poll.
"Their support is sort of locked together. And with the direction that Donald Trump seems to be heading in, Kelly Ayotte's task is to somehow decouple those two," he said.
Trump swiped at Ayotte earlier this week in an interview with The Washington Post.
“I don’t know Kelly Ayotte,” Trump said. “I know she’s given me no support — zero support — and yet I’m leading her in the polls. I’m doing very well in New Hampshire."
The poll of 609 likely New Hampshire voters was conducted July 29–Aug. 1 via landlines and cellphones with a margin of error of 4 percentage points.