A new survey from the American Research Group shows likely voters in New Hampshire favoring GOP Senate candidate Kelly Ayotte over Democratic Rep. Paul Hodes by a margin of 46 percent to 32 percent:
The poll indicates Ayotte holds a more than two to one advantage over Hodes among independent voters, and holds a seven point margin over Hodes in his own congressional district. Ayotte also leads by 15 points among women voters and by 13 points among male voters.
This is the 22nd consecutive poll to show Ayotte in the lead. As CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser puts it mildly: “Democrats’ hopes of capturing a Republican held Senate seat in New Hampshire appear to be fading.” The seat currently belongs to Sen Judd Gregg (R), who is retiring.