President Obama plans visit to New Hampshire on Saturday
President Obama will pay another visit to New Hampshire on Saturday, his campaign announced, as a new poll showed him holding a solid lead over Republican Mitt Romney in the state.
The campaign said Obama will be appearing in Nashua for a grassroots event, but provided no further details.
Although it has only four electoral votes, New Hampshire has been closely fought by both campaigns. The candidates, along with outside groups supporting them, have flooded the state with about $25 million in television advertising, according to a state-by-state analysis by the Washington Post.
Obama’s visit to Nashua will be his sixth New Hampshire visit this year. The president was last in the state on Thursday, when a Manchester rally drew about 6,000 supporters.
A Grante State Poll released Monday by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center found that 49 percent of likely voters supporting Obama, with 41 percent supporting Romney. When those who are leaning toward one candidate are included, his lead is 51 percent to 42 percent. The poll has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.
Obama’s visit coincides with the last day residents can register in advance of the Nov. 6 election. Residents can also register on Election Day itself, but not on the dates in between.Alan Wirzbicki can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.