New Hampshire poll: Clinton trails GOP challengers

Hillary Clinton is bleeding support in New Hampshire and now trails three of her top potential Republican challengers in a new survey.

The WMUR Granite State poll, conducted by the University of New Hampshire survey center, gives Clinton a huge lead over the Democratic field but shows her lagging former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Sens. Marco Rubio and Rand Paul by anywhere from 6-4 points.

She fares the worst against Bush, who draws 47% of likely New Hampshire voters to Clinton’s 41%. That’s down from a 12-point lead for Clinton in February.

Rubio’s nearly as strong against Clinton as Bush, taking 47% of likely voters to her 42% support. And Paul again takes 47%, while Clinton draws 43% support in a matchup with the Kentucky Republican — down from her 10-point lead over Paul in February.

Clinton ties with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, each taking 44% support, and she holds just a one-point lead over Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, 46-45%.

But the numbers behind the top-line results may be the most troubling for the Democratic presidential candidate — they suggest that her advantage with women isn’t enough to outweigh the Republicans’ huge lead with men. While Clinton leads women by 13-15 points when she’s pitted against Bush, Rubio and Paul, all three Republicans nearly double that lead with men.

The survey also suggests a wide-open GOP presidential field in New Hampshire. Bush continues to lead the pack, with 15% support among likely GOP primary voters, but fellow Floridian Rubio nips at his heels with 12% support. Walker follows with 11%, and Paul draws 10%. The rest of the field fails to crack double digits.

The survey was conducted among 627 likely 2016 voters, including 293 likely GOP primary voters and 229 likely Democratic primary voters, from April 29 through May 3 via landline and cell phone. The margin of error for the overall sample is 3.9%, while the margin of error for the GOP primary vote is 5.7%.

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