New Hampshire polling shows Clinton’s commanding lead

The Wisconsin Gazette

New data from Public Policy Polling shows Hillary Rodham Clinton with commanding leads over the entire Republican field in New Hampshire, an early voting state in the presidential primary process.

Clinton, according to PPP, is up by 9-15 points against nine GOP contenders. 

The Republicans who come closest to Clinton are U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, each of whom trail by nine points at 49/40. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz do the worst against Clinton, with 15-point deficits in a hypothetical contest. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida trails Clinton by 12 and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush would have 36 percent of the vote to Clinton’s 49 percent.

PPP also looked at hypothetical contests involving a Democrat other than Clinton and found that both Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden leading Walker.

The poll also showed:

• 71 percent of voters in the state oppose a proposed bill to let people carry a concealed gun without a license.

• On the issue of making the red tailed hawk the official state raptor, New Hampshire voters stand with the kids. About 53 percent support the proposal.

• Granite State voters narrowly favor making casino gambling legal in the state, 49/42.

• Now that Scott Brown isn’t on the ballot for the Senate his favorability numbers have tanked with New Hampshire voters —  only 30 percent have a positive opinion of him.

• Jeanne Shaheen is easily the state’s more popular U.S. senator, coming in well ahead of Kelly Ayotte’s approval numbers with a 52/39 spread.