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Poll: Obama, Romney tied in New Hampshire
CNN ^

Posted on 10/15/2012 9:24:10 PM PDT by Arthurio

(CNN) – A poll released Monday indicates Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are tied in the battleground state of New Hampshire.

Likely voters in the Granite State are split 47% to 47%, according to a Suffolk University/7News survey. Two percent of voters support Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson, while 4% are undecided.

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With the race so close, New Hampshire is one state where support for Johnson, the Libertarian candidate, could prove decisive in the final results. David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center in Boston, said Obama will likely benefit more than Romney from Johnson voters.

"Politics is full of ironies. Gary Johnson voters are predisposed to voting against the incumbent president, but Johnson's presence on the New Hampshire presidential ballot is actually helping Obama," Paleologos said. "Those anti-incumbent voters - at least right now - aren't finding their way to Mitt Romney."

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; 2012swingstates; nh2012

1 posted on 10/15/2012 9:24:15 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

How anyone can vote for that attention-whore is beyond me.


2 posted on 10/15/2012 9:30:06 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Arthurio

CA is full of stupid ideas, but one that might not be so bad is our new law where only the two top vote getters in the primary appear on the general election ballot. Keeps the spoilers out.


3 posted on 10/15/2012 9:31:04 PM PDT by Lou Budvis (I'm voting AB0/RYAN)
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To: Arthurio

Of which state is it said, “As -——— goes, so goes the nation?” Is it NH? This tie is a good omen, right?


4 posted on 10/15/2012 9:34:34 PM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: married21

A little more north. Maine.


5 posted on 10/15/2012 9:36:44 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: CaptainK

Maine and Vermont, the only two states that never voted for FDR. my how times change.


6 posted on 10/15/2012 9:41:12 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: married21

Not really. For most of the year Obama was leading there but more recent polls have shown Romney ahead but just a little. Would be nice to have NH move from toss up to lean Romney. Suffolk is a decent polling firm too.


7 posted on 10/15/2012 9:57:27 PM PDT by paul544
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To: Arthurio

Another toss up state where the Kenyan is several points below 50%.

I’ll take it.


8 posted on 10/15/2012 10:07:31 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: Arthurio

Gary Johnson will really make his case if he helps Obama get back in. Clown cares more about his ego than the nation.


9 posted on 10/15/2012 10:22:49 PM PDT by boycott (CAL)
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To: Lou Budvis

No it is not a good idea. In my district my choices are
Democrat or Democrat so when I vote in Novemeber I don’t have a choice for the State Legislature so that is one of the offices I will not be voting on but I will vote on everytihng else on the ballot. One upside to it is you get to see 2 Dems tear ecah other apart that is kind of nice.


10 posted on 10/15/2012 11:26:41 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Lou Budvis

No it is not a good idea. In my district my choices are
Democrat or Democrat so when I vote in Novemeber I don’t have a choice for the State Legislature so that is one of the offices I will not be voting on but I will vote on everytihng else on the ballot. One upside to it is you get to see 2 Dems tear ecah other apart that is kind of nice.


11 posted on 10/15/2012 11:28:20 PM PDT by funfan
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To: paul544

Wasn’t Suffolk the firm that said last week it was pulling out of FL, NC, and VA - implying that Romney had all three in hand?


12 posted on 10/16/2012 5:29:02 AM PDT by randita
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To: Arthurio
Funny that you should mention that . On Sunday I was watching a local high school competition quiz show . One of the questions was "Which US area had the lowest vote support for FDR?: 1)The South 2)the Midwest 3)New England

First buzzer in picked #1. Second buzzer picked #2. Through process of elimination school #3 got the answer correct.

13 posted on 10/16/2012 6:29:25 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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