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UNH Survey Center: Ayotte in Position to Take NH Senate Seat
November 2, 2010
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DURHAM, N.H. – Republican Kelly Ayotte is in a strong position to defeat Democrat Paul Hodes in the race for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire. Most voters have now made up their minds who to support in this race.

In the latest WMUR/UNH New Hampshire Election Poll, 54 percent of New Hampshire likely voters say they will vote for Ayotte, 36 percent back Hodes, 1 percent say they will vote for Libertarian candidate Ken Blevens, 1 percent will vote for Independent Chris Booth, and 8 percent are undecided.

These findings are based on the latest WMUR/UNH New Hampshire Election Poll, conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center. Eight hundred and eighty-five (885) randomly selected New Hampshire likely voters were interviewed by telephone between Oct. 27 and Oct. 31, 2010. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 3.3 percent.

The UNH Survey Center has conducted survey research projects at the University of New Hampshire since 1976. The center has grown rapidly during the past 30 years and now conducts approximately 40 to 50 major survey projects each year. More information:

The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea, and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public institution, enrolling more than 12,200 undergraduate and 2,200 graduate students.

Andrew Smith, director of the UNH Survey Center.


Media Contact: Andrew E. Smith, Ph.D. | 603-862-2226 | UNH Survey Center