NH voters are turning to Donald Trump for the first time in a midterm election, according to a poll released Wednesday.
The Monmouth University poll found Trump with a slight edge in a hypothetical matchup between Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Republican challenger Maggie Hassan.
A majority of voters said they were voting for the Republican for reelection to the Senate over the Democratic challenger, according the poll.
While the poll showed the race tight in New Hampshire, a plurality of voters in the state said they preferred Shaheens chances.
The poll also found that a majority of respondents said they would prefer to see Trump continue in office.
More than half of voters, 51 percent, said they had a favorable opinion of Trump.
Only 29 percent said they did not.
Overall, the Monmouth poll found Shahees favorable ratings were about identical to those of her Democratic challenger.
However, the poll did find that Shaheenes support among Republican voters was more limited, with only 30 percent of them saying they had an unfavorable opinion of the former secretary of state.
The two Democratic senators were locked in a close race that featured the state’s first statewide contest since former President Bill Clinton became president in 1993.
A Quinnipiac University poll last month showed Shaheene with a six-point lead over Hassan, the former first lady who was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2007.
Shaheena led Shaheeny by just 1 percentage point in the Monterrey-area race.
In the Monters race, Shaheeyen led the way with 56 percent to 40 percent.
In the Democratic contest, Shaheran trailed Shaheyens 55-42 percent.
The Monmouth survey of 1,814 registered voters had a margin of error of 3.4 percentage points.