WBUR Poll: Post Debate, Clinton Has 7-Point Lead Over Trump in N.H.

Sep 30, 2016

Left: Republican nominee Donald Trump speaks during the presidential debate at Hofstra University on Monday in Hempstead, N.Y. Right: Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during the debate.
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Following their first debate Monday, Hillary Clinton has a 7-point lead over Donald Trump in New Hampshire according to a poll released Friday by WBUR.

The poll conducted Sept. 27-29 found 42 percent of likely voters supporting the Democratic presidential nominee, and 35 percent backing her Republican opponent. Thirteen percent of voters said they support Libertarian Gary Johnson.

The poll surveyed 502 likely voters and has a margin of error of 4.4 percentage points.

The poll also found the vast majority of voters believe Clinton won the first debate. She faced off with Trump Monday night at Hofstra University.

"She had what appeared to be a very good performance - voters rated it very positively in the debates," said Steve Koczela, president of the MassINC Polling Group, which conducted the WBUR survey. "And she seems to have stopped the slide that was experiencing going into the debate."

New Hampshire is a key battleground state in the race for the White House. Both Clinton and Trump campaigned in the state this week. Clinton was joined by former Democratic rival Sen. Bernie Sanders at the University of New Hampshire on Wednesday, while Trump campaigned in Bedford Thursday.