September 30th, 2010
07:22 PM ET
4 years ago

New Hampshire GOP Senate nominee continues to lead

(CNN) - Republican Kelly Ayotte may be even closer to fending off her Democratic opponent in New Hampshire's Senate race, according to a new poll.

A WMUR Granite State Poll released Thursday found that 50 percent of likely voters support Ayotte, while 35 percent support Democratic Rep. Paul Hodes. Twelve percent remain undecided.

The survey shows that likely voters who are "very interested" in the election support Ayotte by a 56 to 36 percent margin.


According to the survey, Ayotte also leads among likely voters not registered in either of the two major political parties, 41 to 30 percent.

The WMUR poll was conducted by phone between Sept. 23-29, and surveyed 472 likely voters voters. It carries a sampling error of plus or minus 4.3 percent.

The winner of the November election will succeed retiring Republican Sen. Judd Gregg.

An American Research Group survey released Monday had Ayotte holding a 14-point lead over Hodes.


Filed under: 2010 • Kelly Ayotte • New Hampshire • Paul Hodes • Polls
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. T'SAH from Virginia

    A RED candidate replacing another RED candidate – what else would we expect???

    September 30, 2010 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  2. Dems Lie

    Thank God. Throw those spineless, mindless Dumb-o-crats out of office before they bankrupt the country (any further, I mean). I love that just 2 years ago, liberals were gloating about the strong likelihood of having a voting majority for 40 years. That didn't last long... That's what happens when you offer America a giant crap sandwich disguised as "change." Democrats: Great at slogans, terrible at governing! How's that for a slogan?

    September 30, 2010 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  3. they call me "tater salad"

    I wouldn't vote for Ayotte to be den mother of the local Cub Scouts! The last thing our country needs is ANOTHER lawyer in Congress..........Lawyers are the greedy Wall Street bankers of the American justice system!!!

    September 30, 2010 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |