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Obama Maintains Lead Over Romney In NH Poll (WMUR Granite State)
WMUR ^ | April 23, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 04/24/2012 9:36:54 AM PDT by C19fan

A new poll shows President Barack Obama is maintaining his lead over presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney in New Hampshire. The WMUR Granite State Poll shows Obama leading Romney 51 to 42 percent. That's close to the 10-point lead Obama had over Romney in December.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: newhampshire; obama; romney
But but they told Romney would put NH into play since he was the popular governor of Mass and owns a house in NH.
1 posted on 04/24/2012 9:36:58 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

New Hampshire has become nothing more than Northern Massachusetts.


2 posted on 04/24/2012 9:38:29 AM PDT by massmike (Massachusetts: If they had just kept hanging witches a bit longer...........)
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To: massmike

Sad but true. New England is gone.


3 posted on 04/24/2012 9:40:34 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: C19fan

Notice how the details of the poll are not published such as Dem vs Repub, likely voters or not, etc.


4 posted on 04/24/2012 9:43:29 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: C19fan

The Socialist Republic of New England.....


5 posted on 04/24/2012 9:44:05 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: C19fan
2008 New Hampshire returns: Obama 54.12 McCain 44.52.

Lots of dumb voters in NH. I'm not sure what Republican candidate could cure that.

6 posted on 04/24/2012 9:44:27 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: C19fan

As to the poll, a grain of salt is advised. OTOH, there are scenarios where NH gets to pick the next President of the United States. NH is not a must win but it is worth working for.


7 posted on 04/24/2012 9:48:06 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (TIN)
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To: C19fan

What if he made Ayotte his running mate? A crucial 4 electoral votes.

http://bostonherald.com/news/columnists/view/20120424kelly_ayotte_the_perfect_mate_for_mitt_romney_granite_state_senator_the_smartest_pick_for_ticket/srvc=home&position=0

by Joe Battenfeld
>>In his run for Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney picked an attractive, intelligent, 42-year-old mother of two with a background in criminal justice as his running mate. Now he should go back to the same playbook and pick Kelly Ayotte. Ayotte, the 43-year-old U.S. senator from New Hampshire, is a former attorney general who prosecuted some hideous murder cases. She comes from a crucial swing state, like Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, 40, only she is older and a lot more qualified than Rubio.

>> Ayotte also appears to be a lot smarter than Rubio or the rest of the cast of boring guys jostling to win the veepstakes. While Romney will be wrapping up his primary campaign in Manchester tonight, Ayotte will be back in the Senate — wisely avoiding the embarrassing spectacle of a public audition.

>>This weekend, with vice presidential speculation at a fever pitch, Ayotte was at home playing with her two kids. Last night, she declined to talk to the Herald about the vice presidential speculation. An aide said she had a family engagement. Good answer.
Earlier in the day, she spoke to her hometown paper, the Nashua Telegraph, saying she wasn’t paying too much attention to the pundits.

“I couldn’t get my kids to turn off the cartoons,” she said. Another good answer.

Rubio, meanwhile, was stumbling, first saying he would turn down the No. 2 slot, then refusing to rule it out. Just what Romney needs, another flip-flopper.

>>And in case you hadn’t heard, Romney hasn’t endeared himself to many female voters. Choosing Ayotte would show that Romney is not the old-fashioned, dog-hating male chauvinist that Democrats have made him out to be.
In 2002, Romney picked a woman, Kerry Healey, as his lieutenant governor pick, and that race went pretty well. Healey also did not crash her state car in a mysterious 100-mile-an-hour accident.

>>Ayotte also would help Romney rally his support among social conservatives. She backs the death penalty and is against gay marriage and abortion, which isn’t a popular stance in New Hampshire, but is a selling point in some parts of Ohio and Florida. Ayotte was endorsed by Sarah Palin in 2010, so conservatives will like that, too.

>>The pundits say Ayotte is a long shot, because she has been in the Senate for only two years and hails from a neighboring state of Romney’s.
But the reality is that geographical balance is no longer important. U.S. Sen. John Kerry tried to balance his ticket with a southerner, John Edwards, in 2004. How’d that work out?


8 posted on 04/24/2012 9:48:50 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: C19fan

This poll is very hard to believe


9 posted on 04/24/2012 9:49:14 AM PDT by y6162
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To: CaptainK

Got to luv how a state won’t even vote for the putrid GOP nomimee they foisted on the rest of the country for the past 2 elections: McPain and Willard.


10 posted on 04/24/2012 9:49:27 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: CaptainK
Lots of dumb voters in NH.

Lots of communists, too...

11 posted on 04/24/2012 9:54:33 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: C19fan; who knows what evil?

Yes and Yes.


12 posted on 04/24/2012 9:59:04 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: y6162

Polls are useless to democrats they just jimmy the ballot box,it’s the only way they can win.


13 posted on 04/24/2012 10:00:22 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
The Socialist Republic of New England.....

it's why I'm predicting Elizabeth Warren will have an easy time with Scott Walker.
14 posted on 04/24/2012 10:00:27 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: who knows what evil?
Lots of dumb voters in NH.

Lots of communists, too...

More like a lot of higher education drones taking advantage of same day registration

Don't forget, a year and a half ago, we wiped out a lot of liberal progress in the statehouse.

15 posted on 04/24/2012 10:00:41 AM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
The Socialist Republic of New England.....

it's why I'm predicting Elizabeth Warren will have an easy time with Scott Brown.
16 posted on 04/24/2012 10:01:03 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: C19fan
Well, at least Romeny wins his home state... ummmm...

Massachusetts: Obama 51%, Romney 40% (Ras)

17 posted on 04/24/2012 10:02:35 AM PDT by C210N (Go Newt!)
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To: massmike
I looked at the internals. This is a poorly-conducted, small sample poll of 538 randomly selected New Hampshire adults, of whom 486 are called "likely" voters. That is a laughable assumption at this point in the election cycle - there's simply no way to determine who is "likely" to vote in a Presidential election before the nominating conventions.

Only 24.6% registered Republicans in their sample, and 42% undeclared (but mostly Democrat leaners, as self-identified).

You can find a much more scientific poll here (Ind =38.1%, Dem = 27.2%, Rep = 33.7%; Romney +2)

Trust me: Obama is not widely liked here, except in faculty lounges, union halls and at WMUR.

18 posted on 04/24/2012 10:08:01 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: C19fan

I call BS on this poll. First of all is does not state the poll makeup. Did they poll likely voters ? What percentage ?
How come Obama’s approval #’s are down but his lead over Romney has doubled. BS


19 posted on 04/24/2012 10:09:03 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: C19fan
Obama Maintains Lead Over Romney In NH Poll

The poll participants must have all been drunk or on drugs.

20 posted on 04/24/2012 10:09:38 AM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Thanks Andy, this is very typical of left leaning WMUR.

Take this poll with a grain of salt.

Left wing propoganda.


21 posted on 04/24/2012 10:17:56 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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If Romney can’t win in NH then I guess it is lost forever.

Assuming, and I think he will, Romney retakes Florida, N.C, Virginia and Indiana. That leave Ohio and cobbling together a few more EVs. NH, Nevada, Colorado and.....

He is going to have to thread the needle to win.


22 posted on 04/24/2012 10:33:57 AM PDT by Crimson Elephant
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To: raccoonradio
Now he should go back to the same playbook and pick Kelly Ayotte

Yes, because:

A) An all-New England ticket will have such great appeal to the rest of the country; and

B) The four electoral votes of NH are critical, even at the expense of double-digit EV states such as Florida.

23 posted on 04/24/2012 10:38:06 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Voting for what`s GOODE for America...)
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To: Crimson Elephant
That leave Ohio and cobbling together a few more EVs. NH, Nevada, Colorado and.....

Nevada and Colorado are trending bluer than Obama's lips. Romney had better have some major magic in that underwear of his to pull it off.

Pssssst... he won't.

24 posted on 04/24/2012 10:41:13 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Voting for what`s GOODE for America...)
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To: C19fan

New Hampshire is basically a socialist state and to turn right and do right is beyond them, IMO.


25 posted on 04/24/2012 10:48:07 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: MAexile
Don't forget, a year and a half ago, we wiped out a lot of liberal progress in the statehouse.

...based on a promise to try to repeal 'gay marriage'...the minute they got seated; the GOP 'changed their minds'. Let's see what happens in 2012...

26 posted on 04/24/2012 11:04:37 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I don’t know, Scott Brown is about as good a working Joe centrist Republican candidate as could be devised for MA. It would be a real coup if he could snag a full term in November.


27 posted on 04/24/2012 11:11:40 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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