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US: New Hampshire (News/Activism)

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  • Rasmussen: New Hampshire Governor: Lamontagne (R) 48%, Hassan (D) 46%

    10/19/2012 9:04:58 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 6 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10/19/2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    The race to be New Hampshire’s next governor remains tight. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely New Hampshire voters finds Republican Ovide Lamontagne with 48% of the vote to Democrat Maggie Hassan’s 46%. Five percent (5%) are undecided at this point. (To see survey question wording, click here.) The numbers were reversed last week when Hassan held 48% of the vote to Lamontagne’s 46%, highlighting the closeness of the race. In late September, Lamontagne had a 48% to 44% advantage over Hassan. Ninety-seven percent (97%) of voters in the Granite State are certain they will vote this November....
  • Obama Accuses Romney of Trying to Sell Voters a ‘Sketchy Deal’ to Help the Wealthy

    10/19/2012 3:21:25 AM PDT · by Son House · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10-18-2012 | David Nakamura
    <p>“You’ve heard of the New Deal, the square deal, the fair deal. Mitt Romney’s trying to sell you a sketchy deal. You don’t need a sketchy deal,” Obama said. “The last time this sketchy deal was tried was when the previous administration made the same sales pitch.”</p>
  • For Obama and Romney, Small New Hampshire Could Have A Big Impact

    10/18/2012 10:24:24 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 18, 2012 | Dan Balz
    For Obama and Romney, Small New Hampshire Could Have A Big Impact By Dan Balz October 18 MANCHESTER, N.H. — New Hampshire is the smallest of the battleground states, with just four electoral votes, and for much of the fall it has seemed an afterthought to the candidates as they’ve campaigned across more prominent contested states. That changed Thursday with the arrival of President Obama at a downtown rally on a brilliant fall day. His appearance, and the later kickoff of a 24-hour campaign swing through the state by his surrogates, underscored the state’s potential significance in the competition for...
  • Olympic skater Scott Hamilton stumps for Romney

    10/18/2012 1:08:22 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    seacoastonline.com ^ | October 18, 2012 | Robyn Keriazes
    EXETER — Some came for the politics, some came for the skating and others came just to see what the commotion was about. Olympic gold medalist figure skater Scott Hamilton spoke at the Rinks at Exeter on Wednesday afternoon as his last stop on a New Hampshire tour endorsing Mitt Romney for president. "It's difficult because as a figure skater you want everybody to like you, and when you stand up here only half of (the) people like you," said Hamilton, "but I feel very strongly about this."
  • ARG Poll: NH Governor: Lamontagne 46% Hassan 40%

    10/18/2012 12:20:13 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 11 replies
    ARG ^ | 10/18/2012 | Staff
    Question wording and response: If the election for Governor of New Hampshire were being held today between John Babiarz, the Libertarian, Maggie Hassan, the Democrat, and Ovide Lamontagne, the Republican, for whom would you vote - Babiarz, Hassan, or Lamontagne? (names rotated)
  • Obama’s New Firewall: Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada(goodbye N Carolina, Va, Florida)

    10/17/2012 5:46:51 PM PDT · by drewh · 58 replies
    National Review ^ | October 17, 2012 5:05 P.M | By Jim Geraghty
    Long Island was the electoral map has narrowed and Obama’s team, while conceding nothing publicly, is circling the wagons around Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada. Plouffe said that Obama remains strong in all four states, but he would not discuss the specifics of internal polling or voter-contact analytics, saying only that Obama has “significant leads” in all four places. It is uncharacteristic of Team Obama to concede any terrain, but Plouffe offered no such assurances about Obama’s position in North Carolina, Virginia, or Florida. Romney advisers have seen big gains in all three states and now consider wins likely,...
  • Rasmussen New Hampshire (0bama 50 ; Romney 49) (MoE 4.5%)

    10/17/2012 7:19:37 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 18 replies
    Rasmussen New Hampshire (0bama 50 ; Romney 49) (MoE 4.5%)
  • At 47% apiece, Obama, Romney tied in NH in latest poll

    10/16/2012 11:28:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Nashua Telegraph ^ | October 16, 2012 | By KEVIN LANDRIGAN
    CONCORD – A new, independent poll has President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney tied in New Hampshire, each with 47 percent support, as the two candidates prepare for their second of three debates Tuesday night. The Oct. 12-15 poll of 500 likely voters from Suffolk University was carried out after Romney’s strong performance in the first debate. Pollster David Paleologos said a troubling sign for the President is his job approval rating remains at 47 percent three weeks before the Nov. 6 election.
  • Poll: Obama, Romney tied in New Hampshire

    10/15/2012 9:24:10 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 12 replies
    (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. -snip- 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....
  • New Hampshire Public Radio Edits Debate Tape to Favor the Democrat

    10/15/2012 6:59:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/15/2012 | Mike Johnson
    New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR) conducted a gubernatorial debate on 19 September 2012. One of the questions had to do with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), an effort to limit greenhouse gases by auctioning CO2 allowances (sounds like cap and trade to me). Republican Ovide Lamontagne favors repeal of RGGI, while Democrat Maggie Hassan favors keeping it. Watch and listen to their answers at about 32 minutes into the debate. They are in a lightning round, with a ten-second limit to answers. Ms. Hassan's answer, from the previously linked video, follows: ***** "I was proud to be a sponsor...
  • Eagle Scout Project Takes on Restoration of the Historic Wilson Hill Pistol Club

    10/14/2012 8:43:36 PM PDT · by Revtwo · 7 replies
    Website ^ | 10/14/2012 | Ammoland
    Nathanael “Teddy” Nappen, Troop 75 Bow, Daniel Webster Council, has completed his Eagle Scout Service Project, which was to help restore the historic Wilson Hill Pistol Club located at 1732 Lake Shore Road in Manchester. This indoor shooting club provides firearm safety training and marksmanship skills to the public and is a non-profit organization. Scouts can also earn their rifle merit badge at this club. The building was built in 1948, and the exterior was in disrepair. Teddy was assisted in the restoration project by 24 volunteers, of whom the majority were scouts and scout parents from Troop 75.
  • Poll: Romney Cuts Into Obama’s Lead In New Hampshire

    10/10/2012 6:28:04 AM PDT · by LibFreeUSA · 24 replies
    TPM LIVEWIRE ^ | Tuesday October 9, 2012 | Tom Kludt
    Mitt Romney now trails by only 6 points in New Hampshire, according to a new poll released Tuesday evening. The latest WMUR Granite State poll, conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, shows President Barack Obama leading Romney among likely voters, 47 percent to 41 percent. Obama held a 15-point lead in last week's Granite State poll, which was conducted Sept. 27-30. The latest poll was conducted Sept. 30-Oct. 6, with 57 percent of the responses coming before the Oct. 3 presidential debate in Denver. As has been the case with other post-debate polling shifts, Obama has seen...
  • Swing State Report: Race tightens in Ohio as Romney gains (Gary Johnson 10.6% Support in Ohio?)

    10/09/2012 6:56:14 AM PDT · by xzins · 22 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10/8/2012 | Watchdog.org
    OHIOReference to coal helps Romney pull even in Buckeye StateMitt Romney’s performance in the first presidential debate has gotten him back into the race in Ohio, in part because he raised an issue that resonates here.“By the way, I like coal. I’m going to make sure we can continue to burn clean coal,” he said during the debate. “People in the coal industry feel like it’s getting crushed by your policies.”According to the Ohio Coal Association, almost half of the state’s 26 coal plants are due to close by 2015, thanks to Environmental Protection Agency regulations.Since the debate, Romney has...
  • Sununu says N.H. poll with Obama up 15 is 'piece of garbage'

    10/02/2012 7:49:26 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 2, 2012 | David Sherfinski
    Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu, a co-chairman of Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, on Tuesday dismissed a new poll showing President Obama up by 15 points in the Granite State as "a piece of garbage" and predicted Mr. Romney ultimately would win the state by 2 to 3 points. "Let me just test your political wisdom," Mr. Sununu said to host Chuck Todd on MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown." "Do you think it's possible for that to be right? No, you know it's a piece of garbage." "I believe it's head-to-head in New Hampshire," Mr. Sununu continue, "and I've seen enough...
  • *NEW ROMNEY AD* "Actually Happened” (Being played in CO,NV,NH,IA,NC,VA, AND OIHO)

    10/02/2012 5:29:38 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 44 replies
    "Actually Happened”
  • NH Poll: Obama opens up 15 point lead

    10/01/2012 5:59:41 PM PDT · by Joe27 · 200 replies
    Reported on RealClearPolitics ^ | October 1st | University of New Hampshire
    "President Barack Obama has opened a lead over Mitt Romney in New Hampshire. Independent voters who had been supporting Romney have swung to Obama in recent weeks." ....... "With one month remaining before the November 6 election, Barack Obama has opened up a statistically significant lead over Mitt Romney in the battleground state of New Hampshire. In the most recent Granite State Poll, 52% of likely New Hampshire voters plan to vote for Obama, 37% say they will support Romney, 3% prefer some other candidate, and 9% say they are undecided."
  • Talk Radio Plays Historical Role in Elections

    09/29/2012 7:48:37 PM PDT · by TeaPartyJakes · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Sept. 21, 2012 | Fred Lucas
    (The following is the second of three excerpts from The Right Frequency: The Story of the Talk Radio Giants Who Shook Up the Political and Media Establishment , by Fred Lucas; History Publishing Company. The adapted excerpts look at the impact of talk radio on election results.) Before what would turn out to be an historic election, a New York Times article said, “If Larry King’s CNN program functioned as a nominating process for Ross Perot; Rush Limbaugh may be a kind of national precinct captain for the Republican insurgency of 1994.” An election night poll by Fabrizio-McLaughlin of 1,000...
  • WHAT TO MAKE OF DECLINING DEMOCRATIC REGISTRATION?

    09/29/2012 7:46:03 PM PDT · by lasereye · 31 replies
    Powerline ^ | September 29, 2012 | John Hinderaker
    On our podcast today, Brian Ward, Steve Hayward and I talked about the obviously bogus polls that purport to show Barack Obama with a big lead in various swing states, even though those same polls show Romney winning independent voters by significant margins. Those results make sense only if enormous numbers of voters are signing up as Democrats. But is there any evidence of any such trend? Not at all; the evidence is entirely to the contrary. Hugh Hewitt, among others, has been talking about these data: Voter registration in the Buckeye State is down by 490,000 people from four...
  • Kuster: 'I won't let (Bass bullying) intimidate me' (NH Liberal Stealing and Crying Alert)

    09/26/2012 12:54:18 PM PDT · by Article10 · 15 replies
    Th Union Leader ^ | 09/26/2012 | Tim Buckland
    Congressional candidate Ann McLane Kuster said Wednesday she took a video camera from a staffer of rival Rep. Charlie Bass at a public event last weekend because the staffer repeatedly interrupted a private conservation she was having and "nearly hit me in the face" with the camera. She said she had one of her supporters return the camera "moments later." The video was posted Tuesday at nhjournal.com, the conservative website of the New Hampshire Journal (scroll down for the video). It shows Democrat Kuster, who is running against Republican incumbent Bass for the state's 2nd District seat, being approached by...
  • Sebelius to hit campaign trail again after Hatch Act violation

    09/26/2012 11:57:08 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 9/26/12 | Joel Gehrke
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will soon be back to doing what she does best — campaigning for President Obama. Sebelius will travel to New Hampshire this weekend for a swing of “grassroots events” with Obama, according to the New Hampshire Union Leader. The campaign trip comes after the Office of Special Counsel found that Sebelius had violated federal campaign law by campaigning for Obama during an official event. “OSC concluded that Secretary Sebelius violated the Hatch Act when