Bolduc leading Hassan in New Hampshire five days before general election

By Arjun Singh

Republican senatorial candidate Don Bolduc, who is running against Democratic incumbent Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, has gained a new boost in polls five days before the general election, according to a Trafalgar Group and Daily Wire survey published Thursday.

Don Bolduc for U.S. Senate

Don Bolduc

Bolduc, a retired Brigadier-General, now has the support of 47% of New Hampshire voters, 1.3 points over Hassan’s 45.7%, according to the Trafalgar Group, which conducted the survey for The Daily Wire. Though the poll is within the margin of error and a statistical tie, it would be enough to win the seat and a greater margin of victory than Hassan’s in her 2016 win against Republican then-Sen. Kelly Ayotte by 0.14 points.

Bolduc’s new lead in the final moments of the race marks a dramatic reversal of polling dynamics. As early as September, Hassan was telegraphed as having a 10-point lead in the race, with Bolduc having made up the gap across all major polls, per RealClearPolitics, which shows the average lead for Hassan being just 0.5 points.

Hassan, a former governor of New Hampshire, is considered one of the most vulnerable incumbents among Senate Democrats during this year’s midterm elections, in large part due to her minuscule margin of victory, 1,017 votes, last election and New Hampshire’s Republican inclinations. The state currently has a Cook Partisan Voting Index score of D+1and is led by popular Republican Gov. Chris Sununu.

Bolduc emerged as the GOP nominee despite opposition from Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, whose affiliated Super PAC, the Senate Leadership Fund, backed the State Senate President, Chuck Morse, in the race. However, he has since received McConnell’s support and sought to dispel claims that he believes the 2020 election was stolen.

His campaign has focused on Hassan’s record, citing her 96% voting congruence with the Biden administration’s stated position on issues. His campaign platformincludes matching new spending to “corresponding cuts,” implementing the E-Verify system to ensure the hiring of legally authorized workers and “fiercely protecting” the Second Amendment to the US Constitution.

Hassan, meanwhile, has sought to project a moderate image as a senator, including speaking out against some of President Joe Biden’s proposed initiatives. She vocally opposed the rescinding of authority under Title 42 of the Public Health Service Act to expel illegal migrants along the southern border and visited the borderin April.

The Trafalgar poll surveyed 1,241 likely voters and had an error margin of 2.9%.

Hassan and Bolduc’s campaigns didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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2 thoughts on “Bolduc leading Hassan in New Hampshire five days before general election

  1. This is the year to start getting the country back on course from all the leftist nonsense,
    and Vermont has plenty of conservatives candidates, and Gerald Malloy will lead the
    charge, proven leader, and so is Don Bolduc in NH, they both served our country and
    will again………………………….

    Vermont can be Vermont again, 2022 is where we start…………….. wake up people !!

  2. We can only hope that Vermonters will overcome their media’s determined resistance to Gerald “Deploy” Malloy and replicate Bolduc’s feat by defeating Peter Welch. Voting for Dems/progs like Welch who promise much, but deliver little, has run our kids out of state, driven up our cost of living, torpedoed our educational system, and made non woke businesses shy away. Cross the border to NH and see the green plates cramming the parking lots. Even New York is seeing more Vermont plates at businesses like Chick-fil- A and Hobby Lobby, both welcome in NY and NH, but anathema to Vermont’s Dem/progs. The VT GOP has kept its distance from Malloy, unfortunately, making it a one man effort.

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