With just five days to go, the polls starting to swing – state by state – in Donald Trump’s favor.
The latest to break is the bellwether state of New Hampshire.
Where he had been behind in the past, Trump has now pulled even with Hillary Clinton, a new poll shows.
The WBUR-FM poll shows Trump leading by just one point – 40 to 39 percent. Libertarian Gary Johnson is polling at 10 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein is at 3 percent. There are 7 percent “undecided” voters, Politico is reporting.
In addition to a Trump lead, the poll shows a Republican sweep of all statewide races in the Granite State. In the high-stakes U.S. Senate race, Sen. Kelly Ayotte has a 6 point lead over Dem Gov. Maggie Hassan, 51 percent to 45 percent.
Republican Chris Sununu is 5 points ahead of his Democratic challenger Colin Van Ostern.
Despite the lead, most experts say the WBUR poll might be an outlier.
This is the first time Trump has led in a poll the entire election season. A similar poll conducted just a few days prior gave Clinton a seven point lead and one just before that gave the Democrat candidate a 15-point lead.
But rather than being an “outlier,” maybe the poll shows that opinions are changing, that people are coming around to how horrible Hillary Clinton really is.
Possible confirmation of the WBUR poll is coming soon: The Boston Globe will release results of another New Hampshire poll, conducted by Suffolk University in Boston, Thursday afternoon.
The WBUR poll — which surveyed 500 likely voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points — was the latest in a string of polls showing Trump leading or tying Clinton in states where the Democratic nominee has been consistently ahead throughout the campaign.
Five days to go. Get ready, folks.