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Poll: Obama up big in swing-state New Hampshire
The Hill ^ | May 15, 2012 | Jonathan Easley

Posted on 05/16/2012 7:44:17 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

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To: Road Glide
One other thought — as leftist as we regard Vermont these days, up until the early 1960’s it was a “reliably Republican” state. What happened?

New Yorkers and 'deadheads'...

51 posted on 05/16/2012 8:45:02 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: dblshot
New Hampshire's 4 electoral votes made the difference in 2000. Bush lost it by 9,000 votes in 2004.

In the 1936 landslide, when Alf Landon carried only two states, Maine and Vermont, I think he lost New Hampshire by only a very narrow margin. He could have swept northern New England!

52 posted on 05/16/2012 8:52:18 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: ConservativeStatement

“Live Free or Die!” Should be much more than a statement on a liscense plate!


53 posted on 05/16/2012 8:56:43 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
To keep it in perspective, the entire state of New Hampshire has a population about the size of Philadelphia, Phoenix, Dallas, San Diego or San Antonio.

The state has 4 electoral votes.

N.H. has fewer registered voters than in 2008
"As of Dec. 14, 2011 there were 767,383 voters registered (eagletribune.com)

New Hampshire 2008 Election Results

Obama - 384,826 Votes = 54% of total votes cast

McCain - 316,534 Votes = 45% of total votes cast


54 posted on 05/16/2012 8:59:38 AM PDT by Iron Munro (If you want total security, go to prison. The only thing lacking is freedom - Dwight D. Eisenhower)
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To: Road Glide
as leftist as we regard Vermont these days, up until the early 1960’s it was a “reliably Republican” state. What happened?

It was discovered by the homosexuals and yuppies who couldn't afford a weekend/retirement home in Greenwich.


55 posted on 05/16/2012 9:04:15 AM PDT by Iron Munro (If you want total security, go to prison. The only thing lacking is freedom - Dwight D. Eisenhower)
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To: ConservativeStatement

A 58 yo female, Democrat, NH friend,who voted Obama (preferred Hillary), was interested in Romney during the Republican primary race. She would describe herself as an “economic conservative” (which was bs).

Now she’s talking about good VP candidates for Obama.... I think she hopes Hillary will join Obama’s ticket. Perhaps that “Hillary hope” keeps her in the Obama camp. Thus, she might respond to a poll as supporting Obama.

Another thing, New Hampshire is “women friendly”... this poll may reflect support for his recent comments on gay marriage.


56 posted on 05/16/2012 9:10:20 AM PDT by freeagle
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To: Baynative
BIG swing state? New Hampshire has 4 electoral votes, how can they swing anything?

In the 2000 election Bush beat Gore 271 to 266. And he won the 4 NH electoral votes. New Hampshire has since went to the Dems but it was certainly an important swing state 12 years ago.

57 posted on 05/16/2012 9:30:46 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (TIN)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’m certain NH “swings” both ways IYKWIM. lol


58 posted on 05/16/2012 9:48:11 AM PDT by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: Iron Munro

That, plus the fact that even when Vermont was in its last days of being “reliably Republican” it was in no way “Conservative” at least not if you go by the politicians it sent to Congress.

Lots of places in the Northeast, such as the Philly suburbs, used to be “reliably Republican” — but NEVER Conservative — and they went lurching leftward after the Republican Revolution of 1994 in which eeeevil Bible-thumping Southern Conservatives took over the party.


59 posted on 05/16/2012 10:04:25 AM PDT by PermaRag (If Trayvon had a father, he'd look just like Obama)
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To: MrB

NH was a swing state in ‘08. My family worked on McCain’s campaign. But, I’ve heard since then that we are no longer considered a swing state. That’s why the title of this article caught my eye.


60 posted on 05/16/2012 11:31:58 AM PDT by cantfindagoodscreenname (I really hate not knowing what was said in the deleted posts....)
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To: PermaRag
That, plus the fact that even when Vermont was in its last days of being “reliably Republican” it was in no way “Conservative” at least not if you go by the politicians it sent to Congress.

That's back in the days when the republicans were kept around just so the democrats had someone to run against and put a whipping on.

Plus the fact that a "republican" in the northeast was generally much more liberal than a democrat south of the Mason-Dixon line.


61 posted on 05/16/2012 11:40:52 AM PDT by Iron Munro (If you want total security, go to prison. The only thing lacking is freedom - Dwight D. Eisenhower)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
“NH is not a swing state. The only way Romney wins NH is if this turns out to be a massive wave election where Romney carries most of the states.”

Romney will crush Obama in NH. I'm looking forward to seeing some fresh polling from Rasmussen.

62 posted on 05/16/2012 3:51:39 PM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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