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Dartmouth Poll Finds Voters Support Several Initiatives Doomed In Statehouse

Dartmouth college has released its annual “State of the State” poll which finds support for a number of issues that didn’t make it out of the legislature this year.

The poll found statistically significant support for casino gambling, stricter gun laws, marijuana decriminalization, and a constitutional amendment prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. All of these issues generated legislation in New Hampshire this year but no policies will change.

The poll also found that most people polled were in favor of the Northern Pass project, voter ID requirements, and keeping the death penalty.

The poll also indicates that 57 percent of respondents have a negative opinion of Obamacare, and 54 percent disapprove of Obama’s job performance.

But Democrats in general fared well in theoretical matchups against Republicans. Governor Hassan easily outpolled both Andrew Hemingway and Walt Havenstein, while Jeanne Shaheen led Scott Brown by fewer than 4 points, within the margin of error.

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