Polls: Trump Maintaining North Carolina Lead, Jumping on Top in New Hampshire

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Surveys for two separate states are placing GOP nominee Donald Trump at the top of the polls, shocking the Clinton campaign and giving team Trump new hope of taking the White House.

The new Red Wolf tracking poll shows Trump maintaining his lead, as seen in its recent Tar Heel State polling. While other polls have given Clinton a very slim lead, the Red Wolf poll has Trump at 49.6 percent to Clinton’s 43.7.

Notably, the Red Wolf poll was taken of 375 likely voters between November 1 and 2 — that was after the FBI’s announcement of its newest investigation into Hillary’s email scandal. The margin of error is plus or minus 4.9 points.

North Carolina’s 15 electoral votes are a must win on Trump’s path to victory.

Trump is also coming out on top in New Hampshire.

The most recent survey of 600 likely Granite State voters by American Research Group puts Trump up five points with 48 to Clinton’s 43 percent. Only four percent were undecided.

The margin of error was plus or minus four percent.

The American Research poll returned stronger results for Trump than a recent MassINC poll reported by Boston-area radio station WBUR. In the MassINC poll, Trump led Clinton by a single point, 40 to 39.

Still, even the closer poll is a reversal for the Clinton campaign, which has enjoyed a commanding lead in New Hampshire for some time.

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