The Trump campaign has aimed its crosshairs directly at NH this week, where former Bernie Sanders supporters are more than a little skeptical of Hillary Clinton’s big bank donations, pro-free trade past, and tendency toward war. The WSJ’s Janet Hook writes that Trump, thanks to a late endorsement by John Sununu and hard campaigning in the Granite State is catching up to Clinton there.
The heavy campaign traffic in this small state comes as polls show Mrs. Clinton’s lead narrowing here, as it has in national polls in recent weeks. It is a sign that the Electoral College fight may become so close that even New Hampshire’s four votes could make a difference.
“It’s clear that both sides have reassessed the electoral map, and New Hampshire is back in play,” said state Sen. Andy Sanborn, a former supporter of Sen. Rand Paul’s presidential campaign who also spoke at the rally.
New Hampshire crystallizes the challenges both major party candidates face.
The state is packed with liberals and young people who backed Mr. Sanders and remain skeptical of Mrs. Clinton. And while she runs strongest among minority voters, New Hampshire is mostly white.