New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will return to New Hampshire on Monday for his fifth visit to campaign with GOP candidate for governor Walt Havenstein.
Christie chairs the Republican Governors Association, which said tonight the visit to MacKenna’s Restaurant in New London will be part of a 19-state tour beginning tomorrow in Arizona and ending in Maine on Monday.
With five visits to the state, Christie not only has done his due diligence as RGA chairman to help Havenstein, but he’s also build up good will among GOP insiders in the state should he decide to run for President, as is expected.
Christie will be in the state a day after likely Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton campaigns for Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, and Havenstein’s opponent, Gov. Maggie Hassan, in Nashua.
The RGA’s announcement came shortly after a new poll was released tonight showing Hassan with a wide lead over Havenstein six days before the election.
The WMUR Granite State poll of 555 likely voters, conducted by the UNH Survey Center, showed 45 percent favoring Hassan, 31 percent favoring Havenstein with 23 percent undecided.
When undecided voters were asked which candidate they lean toward supporting, Hassan leads, 52 to 37 percent, with 11 percent undecided.
It’s a significant change from the last poll by UNH on Oct. 5, which showed Hassan leading, 46 to 36 percent.
For the full poll results click here.