This week we have been hearing that Donald Trump is inching closer, with some polls showing Trump ahead in key battleground states.
Well, that is changing!
Hillary leads Trump in New Hampshire, the nation’s smallest battleground state, according to a new Monmouth University poll of likely voters in New Hampshire released on Wednesday.
The poll shows that Clinton has a 9-point advantage over Trump, 47% to 38%. Libertarian Gary Johnson is at 10%, Green Party nominee Jill Stein garners 1%, and another 3% of likely voters are undecided. New Hampshire will only award 4 electoral votes this fall.
Clinton leads Trump because more Democrats (94 percent) have lined up behind the former secretary of state than Republicans (85 percent) who are supporting Trump. Clinton also leads among independents, 42 percent to 35 percent.
Neither Clinton nor Trump is popular, but Trump’s negatives outweigh Clinton’s. Thirty-six percent of likely voters have a favorable opinion of Clinton, while 56 percent view him unfavorably. Trump’s favorable rating is lower: 30 percent favorable, compared to 63 percent unfavorable.