Another New Hampshire Poll Shows Obama At 50 Percent, Up 4

Earning the support of 50 percent of likely voters in the state, President Barack Obama leads 4 points in New Hampshire, according to the latest poll from New England College released Monday.

The poll indicates that half of likely voters in the Granite State prefer Obama, while 46 percent intend to support Mitt Romney. Obama held a comparable edge in New England College’s previous three polls, and the results are identical to the latest survey from the University of New Hampshire that was also released Monday.

Ben Tafoya, director of the New England College poll, said that the recent polls suggest Obama enters Election Day with the wind at his back in New Hampshire.

“For the third poll in a row President Obama is showing strength in New Hampshire,” Tafoya said.  “He must be considered the favorite, by a small margin, to carry the state on Tuesday.”

New England College’s latest poll was conducted Nov. 1-4 using live phone interviews with 687 likely New Hampshire voters. It has a margin of error of 3.72 percentage points.

The PollTracker Average captures the president’s upward movement in New Hampshire, where he is closing in on 50 percent and which is currently designated as a “leans Obama” state on the TPM Electoral Scoreboard.

 

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