Poll: Trump and Clinton Are Tied in New Hampshire
A new poll out today shows the race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton tightening in New Hampshire with just five days left to go before the election.
The Suffolk University/Boston Globe survey of 500 likely voters found both the Republican and Democratic nominees polling at roughly 42 percent.
Clinton still leads nationwide, but more narrowly now following disclosure from the FBI that it was again examining emails linked to her infamous private server.
Voters in New Hampshire—a “battleground state” offering 4 Electoral College votes—were asked about the late-breaking email news in the poll, and 48 percent said the revelation made them less likely to vote for her, while 42 percent said the scandal had been “overblown.”
The results are similar to new polling from WBUR and MassINC, which found that Clinton and Trump were in a “dead heat” in the state.
There is still time for things to change, notes David Paleologos, who led the Suffolk poll.
“Clinton has clearly had a rough patch, but what we simply don’t know about this swing for Trump is if we are halfway through it or if it is peaking and about to come back the other way for Clinton with a critical weekend ahead of us,” he tells the Globe.
Asked how they felt about the presidential election as a whole, 22 percent of New Hampshire voters in the Suffolk poll said they were “excited.” Fifty-nine percent said they were “alarmed.”
The poll also shows Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte polling slightly ahead of her Democratic rival Maggie Hassan, 44 to 42.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced Thursday he is heading north this weekend to campaign. He’ll be joined by Congressman Stephen Lynch. Walsh has been tapped frequently to influence the election in state’s where it’s close. Last weekend, he tried to woo voters in Pennsylvania.