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Final results: Summary results | Town resultsThe BasicsThe New Hampshire primary is a mainstay in American electoral politics. Every four years, voters gather to help determine the Republican and/or Democratic nominee for President. While the state only has 12 electoral votes in 2012 (normally it’s 24, but the Republican National Committee penalized the state party for moving up the event date), the primary’s position as one of the earliest contests gives the state out-sized influence over the nomination process.Only the Iowa caucuses come before New Hampshire’s primary. Traditionally, New Hampshire’s broad-based primary contest has been seen as a counter-weight to Iowa’s more drawn-out caucus process, which tends to draw a smaller core of party faithful. In the case of the 2012 Republican race, New Hampshire’s electorate is seen to represent the more libertarian-leaning, fiscally conservative wing of the party, while Iowa voters are seen as representing the socially conservative wing of the GOP base.N.H. Primary summary provided by StateImpact - NH reporter, Amanda Loder

UNH Poll Points To Hassan Win In Gubernatorial Race, Democratic Majorities In House And Senate

The second in a series of polls out this week from WMUR and the UNH Survey Center predicts that Democrats will win the governorship and majorities in both the House and Senate.

This is the fourth poll in a row that shows a widening lead for Democrats in the “generic ballot” question: that’s to say “will you be voting for the Democrat or the Republican in your local House or Senate race?”

The poll also shows Democrat Maggie Hassan up over Republican Ovide Lamontagne by 8 points, with 22 percent of voters undecided and a 3.5 percent margin of error. That’s the widest lead yet for Hassan in the race for Governor, after the last poll showed her trailing by four points.

If the election were held tomorrow this poll predicts the Democrats would not only take the governor’s seat, but a 14 to 10 majority in the State Senate and a 30 seat majority in the State House of Representatives.

The survey does caution that the actual results on election night will be highly dependent on voter turnout.

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