- The Washington Times - Friday, July 22, 2016

CLEVELAND — Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are statistically tied in New Hampshire after Mrs. Clinton had led by nearly 20 points three months ago, according to a poll released Thursday.

Mrs. Clinton had a 2-point, 39 percent to 37 percent, lead over Mr. Trump in a one-on-one match-up, with 18 percent saying they’re supporting someone else and 6 percent undecided, according to the WMUR Granite State Poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center.

In a four-way match-up, Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Trump were tied at 37 percent apiece, with Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson at 10 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein at 5 percent.

In a UNH poll released in April, Mrs. Clinton had held a 19-point, 50 percent to 31 percent, lead over Mr. Trump in a hypothetical head-to-head match-up, during a time when both candidates were in the midst of bruising primary battles.

In the new poll, Mrs. Clinton had the support of about eight in 10 Democrats in the head-to-head match-up with Mr. Trump, while seven in 10 Republicans supported the GOP nominee.

But Mr. Trump had a 20-point edge among independents, though four in 10 said they were voting for someone else or were undecided.

The battleground state gave Mr. Trump his first win of the GOP primary season and handed Mrs. Clinton a significant loss to Sen. Bernard Sanders on the Democratic side.

The survey was conducted from July 9-18. The Republican National Convention in Cleveland wrapped up on Thursday and ran from July 18-21.



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