In five of the last six presidential general elections, including the last three, the Democratic nominee has won New Hampshire’s four electoral votes. That’s not a sure thing for 2016, according to the results of a new WMUR Granite State Poll.
Hillary Clinton trails or is in virtual ties with Republicans Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, Scott Walker, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, the poll of 706 randomly selected adults shows. That’s a sharp change from just three months ago, when the former secretary of state held comfortable leads over all five of those announced or likely candidates.
The decline in Clinton’s showing in head-to-head matchups since February mirrors a drop in her favorability rating even among likely Democratic primary voters from a plus-74 percent in February to a plus-58 percent in the new poll, taken April 24 to May 3.
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