N.H. Gov. Race Neck-and-Neck in New Poll
Democrat Maggie Hassan and Republican Ovide Lamontagne are locked in a tight battle in New Hampshire's gubernatorial race. A new poll shows Hassan leading her opponent by just 2 points.
Hassan takes 47 percent of the vote to Lamontagne's 45 percent in the NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll, with 7 percent of respondents still undecided.
The survey shows President Obama leading Mitt Romney by a larger margin: 51 percent to 44 percent.
Obama is winning 53 percent of independent voters to Romney's 40 percent, while Hassan leads 47 percent to 42 percent among independents. Self-identified independents make up nearly half of the electorate.
An internal poll conducted for the state Democratic Party and released Wednesday also showed Hassan two points ahead, 48 percent to 46 percent.
The NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll was conducted Sept. 23-25 and surveyed 1012 likely voters, for a margin of error of plus-or-minus 3.1 percentage points.