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

Republican Kelly Ayotte for the third month in a row earns more than 50% of the vote against Democratic Congressman Paul Hodes in New Hampshire’s U.S. Senate race.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in New Hampshire shows Ayotte with 51% support to Hodes’ 44%, unchanged from a month ago. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and two percent (2%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The race remains Leans GOP in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Senate Balance of Power rankings. 

Ayotte has posted 51% support since August and, in five surveys prior to that back to February, earned 46% to 50% of the vote. Hodes’ support has ranged from 35% to 44% since February.

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This statewide telephone survey of 750 Likely Voters in New Hampshire was conducted on October 10, 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.

Rasmussen Reports will release numbers on the New Hampshire governor’s race later this week.

How do New Hampshire voters feel these days about the national health care bill that Hodes supported in Congress? Which candidate has more supporters who are certain already how they will vote? Become a Platinum member and find out. 

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