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You Can’t Take New Hampshire Seats for Granite

One of the few close House races that I don’t have breaking the Republicans’ way is up in New Hampshire, where some of my regulars are a little disappointed with former GOP congressman Charlie Bass’s effort to retake his old seat. He’ll have a pretty strong wind at his back, but apparently his message isn’t as sharp as it could have been. The latest poll:

The latest WMUR poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center shows Kuster with 43 percent, Bass with 40 percent and 3 percent for other candidates. Eleven percent remain undecided.

In the 1st District, Republican Frank Guinta is slightly ahead of incumbent Democrat Carol Shea-Porter. Guinta has 46 percent, Shea-Porter 39 percent and 5 percent favor other candidates. Twelve percent are undecided.

The telephone poll of about 450 likely voters in each district was conducted Oct. 27-31 and had a margin of error of about 5 percentage points.

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