- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 3, 2016

Donald Trump has wiped out what had been a double-digit lead for Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire a few months ago, according to a WBUR poll released Thursday.

Mr. Trump had a scant 1-point, 40 percent to 39 percent, lead over Mrs. Clinton in the poll, with Libertarian Gary Johnson at 10 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein at 3 percent.

“The race really couldn’t be closer in New Hampshire at the moment,” said Steve Koczela, president of the MassINC Polling Group, which conducts the WBUR survey.

Mrs. Clinton had led Mr. Trump in the state by 3 points in a WBUR survey conducted from Oct. 10-12. She had led by 7 points in a survey conducted in late September and by 15 points in a poll conducted right after the Democratic National Convention in July.

The new survey was conducted from Oct. 29-Nov. 1 — right after FBI Director James B. Comey disclosed to Congress that the bureau learned of the existence of emails that appear to be relevant to its investigation into her private email set-up.

Eighty-five percent of respondents said they had heard “a great deal” or “a fair amount” about the story.

Both sides are competing heavily in the state in the campaign’s closing days. Mr. Trump is scheduled to campaign there on Friday and Monday, and President Obama is scheduled to campaign there for Mrs. Clinton on Monday.

In the state’s U.S. Senate race, GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte held a 6-point, 51 percent to 45 percent, lead over Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan in the poll.

• David Sherfinski can be reached at dsherfinski@washingtontimes.com.

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