NH-Senate: Hassan Leads Ayotte, 46-38

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In the latest sign that Donald Trump is taking down the entire Republican ticket, New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte has seen her slight lead over Governor Maggie Hassan wiped out in less than a week.

Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) is eight points behind her Democratic rival, Gov. Maggie Hassan, in a race that could determine whether Republicans will retain control of the Senate, according to a poll from WMUR and the University of New Hampshire released Thursday.

The poll, which was conducted between Oct. 11 and 17, shows 38 percent of respondents would vote for Ayotte if the election were held today, compared with 46 percent for Hassan. Ayotte’s favorability rating also dropped to 39 percent, down from 47 percent in February. Her sharp decline in support is the latest sign that the unpopularity of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump could put Republican control in Congress in serious jeopardy.
Trump is trailing Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton by 15 points in New Hampshire, according to a WMUR poll released Wednesday. That poll, which was conducted during the same time frame as the Senate survey, showed voters locking in their decisions with 71 percent of voters saying they have “definitely decided” who they will choose on Election Day.

The moral of the story? Calling Donald Trump “absolutely” a “role model” is hazardous to your political health. Who knew? Hahahahaha.

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