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Gauging the Mood: Is There Rising Anxiety Among N.H. Voters?


It’s become a common theme: voters are anxious – about national security, income inequality, and a government they see as unable to confront the country’s problems. Campaigns have tapped into these sentiments, often striking an angry tone. We’ll explore the extent of this discontent – and whether it's exceptional to this campaign season.


  • Wayne Lesperance - professor of political science at New England College, and director of the Center for Civic Engagement, which includes the New England College Polling Institute
  • James Pindell – political reporter for The Boston Globe, with a focus on the 2016 presidential race
  • Andy Smith - associate professor of practice in political science at UNH, and director of the UNH Survey Center

We'll also hear from Ray Buckley, chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party, and Jennifer Horn, chair of the New Hampshire GOP.

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