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Election 2010: New Hampshire Senate

New Hampshire Senate: Ayotte (R) Stretches Lead Over Hodes (D)

Republican Kelly Ayotte earns her highest level of support yet against Democratic Congressman Paul Hodes in New Hampshire's U.S. Senate race. 

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds Ayotte leading Hodes 56% to 41%.  Two percent (2%) favor another candidate, while one percent (1%) is undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

This race moves from Leans Republican to Solid Republican in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Senate Balance of Power rankings.

Earlier this month, Ayotte led Hodes 51% to 44%.  Ayotte has consistently held the lead over Hodes since early February, with support ranging from 46% to 56%. In that same time period, Hodes has earned 35% to 44% of the vote.

This survey was taken the night before the candidates' final debate on Thursday.

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This statewide telephone survey of 750 Likely Voters in New Hampshire was conducted on October 27, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/-4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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