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  • Data the Romney Campaign is Looking At

    11/06/2012 2:47:03 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 36 replies
    NRO ^ | 11/6/12 | Rich Lowry
    This is what the Romney folks say is encouraging them. Passed along for what it’s worth: CO: Adams County (lean D county) – strong R turnout based on morning data – on track to win since first time in 1984. AB/EV margins will be hard for them to overcome today. Right now – it’s a virtual tie. Arapahoe (Swing County) – 4860 D, 5271 R – Election Day so far Over 83% of the vote was AB/EV – Dem: 75653 Rep: 75812 Jefferson County (Swing) – 78738 D, 85378 R for AB/EV Waiting on election day Teller County (Hard GOP)...
  • New Hampshire -- Post Your Morning Voting Observations Here!!

    11/06/2012 6:19:42 AM PST · by CWW · 24 replies
    Vanity Press | 11-06-2012 | cww
    Post your New Hampshire morning voting observations here. We're particualrly interested in Freeper observations in predominantly democrat districts.
  • Final Romney Rally Rocks New Hampshire: 10K Overflow Crowd at 11PM

    11/06/2012 2:45:13 AM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/6/12 | Tony Lee
    Mitt Romney closed his campaign in the state where it began -- New Hampshire -- in front of a raucous, energetic, and enthusiastic crowd of over 10,000 at the Verizon Center. Thousands more people were outside of the arena, unable to get into the event.  “This is a special moment for Ann and for me because this is where our campaign began," Romney said, noting that his victory in New Hampshire's primary put him "on the path to win the Republican nomination." Rock Star Kid Rock performed at the event, which Romney used to contrast his hopeful message for America with...
  • Obama, Romney Tie in Dixville Notch

    11/06/2012 2:15:57 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 23 replies
    ABC OTUS News ^ | Nov 6 2012 | Z. Byron Wolf
    The first votes are in! Ten of them, anyway. And it's an Obama, Romney tie. The small hamlet of Dixville Notch in New Hampshire distinguishes itself every primary and general election by voting right at midnight.
  • Dixville Notch live thread (It's a tie!)

    11/05/2012 8:57:41 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 214 replies
    FreeRepublic.com ^ | Nov. 6 2012
    The town's ~25-odd registered voters all gather to cast their ballots at midnight, and the polls are closed one minute later. Then the votes are counted.
  • Obama, Romney Tie in Dixville Notch, NH

    11/05/2012 11:07:31 PM PST · by AZLiberty · 31 replies
    WGME TV ^ | November 6, 2012 | N/A
    In a sign that the 2012 presidential election is likely to be a close race, President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney each received 5 votes in the town of Dixville Notch, NH. The votes are the first official votes tallied in the 2012 Presidential race. In 2008, President Obama defeated GOP nominee John McCain 16-5 in Dixville Notch, en route to a convincing electoral win.
  • LIVE: Romney Rally in Manchester, NH (HUGE CROWD)

    11/05/2012 8:15:47 PM PST · by GOPinCa · 141 replies
    HUGE enthusiastic crowd at the Verizon Wireless Arena. Amazing!
  • Bellwethers in Ohio and N.H. point to Romney win

    11/05/2012 5:47:21 PM PST · by BCrago66 · 16 replies
    HotAir ^ | 11/5/12 | Mary Katharine Ham
    A fun bit of polling from Suffolk of towns and counties that usually get their presidential picks right, and get them near the right percentage:
  • Internal polls: Romney up one in OH, two in IA, three in NH, tied in PA and WI

    11/05/2012 3:42:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/05/2012 | AllahPundit
    The skeptical view of leaking these is that it smacks of what desperate campaigns do when they know they're losing. Remember Tom Barrett? He wanted the world to believe, contra nearly all of the independent polling, that he and Scott Walker were dead even two weeks out from the recall election this summer. That made perfect sense in his case: He was behind, everyone knew it, and he needed a morale booster to keep his base from giving up. How is that analogous to Romney's situation? Is there any Republican anywhere who's given up and thinks O's slight lead in...
  • New Hampshire Poll: Romney 47%, 0bama 47%

    11/03/2012 5:27:24 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 22 replies
    These findings are based on the latest WMUR Granite State Poll ∗ conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center. Five hundred and two (502) randomly selected New Hampshire likely voters were interviewed by landline and cellular telephone between October 31 and November 2, 2012. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 4.4 percent. In the following charts and tables, percentages may not sum to 100% due to rounding. 2012 Presidential Election Mitt Romney has closed the gap with Barack Obama in the Granite State, and the two are now locked in a dead heat. In...
  • America's premiere political guru predicts Romney to win comfortably

    11/03/2012 7:53:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/03/2012 | Rick Moran
    No one doubts Michael Barone's credentials; the guy has established himself as the pre-eminent political nuts and bolts expert in the country. If you watch Barone on election night, you will realize he knows the politics of America down to the key individual counties in each state. His encyclopedic mind recognizes when a state's vote is trending toward one candidate or another early on, and while he is carefully not to predict a winner, he leaves the viewer with little doubt as to who is in trouble and who isn't. But it makes me wonder when he reels off a...
  • Big win for carry licensing — misdemeanor pot conviction no basis to deny (NH)

    11/02/2012 8:27:17 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    pgnh.org ^ | 30 October, 2012 | PGNH
    Pro-Gun New Hampshire General Counsel, attorney Evan Nappen, has won a significant court case involving concealed carry licensing in New Hampshire. His client was denied a NH non-resident carry license solely due to a 34 year old misdemeanor marijuana conviction received when he was 18 years old. The State was stubbornly enforcing their administrative rule (which, by the way, has no basis in law) that makes any misdemeanor conviction for drugs an automatic denial. In the article published a week ago on this website, attorney Nappen announced a public hearing on changing the NH Department of Safety’s rules for denial...
  • Polls: Obama Ahead in 3 Key States [WI and NH Romney "Within Striking Distance"]

    10/31/2012 10:21:06 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 37 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | October 31, 2012 | NEIL KING JR.
    Polls: Obama Ahead in 3 Key States Romney Moves Within Striking Distance in New Hampshire, Wisconsin, but Iowa Looks Out of Reach BY NEIL KING JR. President Barack Obama holds narrow leads over Mitt Romney in the battleground states of Wisconsin, New Hampshire and Iowa as the candidates enter the campaign's final days, new polling shows. In Wisconsin and New Hampshire, Mr. Romney remains well within striking distance, despite signs that opinions are hardening and the pool of undecided voters remains small, according to new Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Marist Poll surveys. Mr. Obama holds a 49%-46% lead in Wisconsin among...
  • Four years after backing Obama, The Telegraph endorses Mitt Romney for president

    10/31/2012 8:02:45 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 4 replies
    Nashua Telegraph ^ | October 30, 2012 | ERIN PLACE
    Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Four years after backing Obama, The Telegraph endorses Mitt Romney for president By ERIN PLACE Staff Writer HUDSON – Four years after endorsing then-Sen. Barack Obama for president, The Telegraph of Nashua has backed the president’s Republican opponent former Gov. Mitt Romney. The newspaper’s editorial board said it did not come to this decision lightly. In Wednesday’s editorial on the endorsement of the former Massachusetts governor, it is revealed there were “several hours of spirited debate” regarding the endorsement. In January, The Telegraph endorsed Romney as the GOP candidate.
  • Mitt Romney for president

    10/30/2012 3:44:33 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 10 replies
    Four years ago, with little hesitation, we endorsed then-Sen. Barack Obama to become the 44th president of the United States, saying it was a time for “new leadership, a new approach to governing, a new way of conducting the people’s business.” So the basic question facing The Telegraph editorial board when it met last week came down to this: Did the former Illinois senator do enough to live up to those admittedly high expectations to warrant a second term? After several hours of spirited debate, not unlike conversations taking place in kitchens and living rooms across America, we reached a...
  • Obama visits Teamsters in New Hampshire

    10/27/2012 2:40:25 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 9 replies
    NASHUA, N.H. – President Obama arrived in this northeastern swing state for the second time in nine days and quickly made a pit stop at a Teamsters office in Manchester. A group of about 60 members greeted the president with loud cheers and chants of “fired up, ready to go!” Obama addressed the group briefly, telling them the state will be “very important” on Election Day on Nov. 6. “We don’t know how this thing is going to play out,” Obama said. “These four electoral votes right here could make the difference.”
  • Mr. President, who let them die?

    10/27/2012 9:51:28 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 64 replies
    (Note: With the President due to campaign in Nashua today, his answer to our Editorial Page Director Andrew Cline's question, if he has one, would no doubt be of great interest to New Hampshire voters.) Every time President Obama is asked why the U.S. embassy in Libya was denied its multiple requests for extra security at the Benghazi consulate before Sept. 11, he changes the subject. No wonder, as yesterday it was reported that not only were previous requests for extra security denied, but three additional requests on the night of the attack also were denied.
  • NH Sen. Ayotte cancels event with IN's Mourdock (RINO helps turn Mourdock quote into a larger story)

    10/24/2012 11:35:52 AM PDT · by Windy City Conservative · 30 replies
    New Hampshire Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte has cancelled her plan to campaign with Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, who said that when a woman becomes pregnant during a rape, "that's something God intended." Mourdock said on Wednesday said he abhors rape and meant only that God creates life. But Ayotte's spokesman, Jeff Grappone, said that the senator disagrees with Mourdock's comments, which do not represent her views. Ayotte was scheduled to campaign with Mourdock on Wednesday, but canceled her trip and is in New Hampshire instead.
  • Rassmussen New Hampshire - Romney 50 Obama 48

    10/24/2012 8:35:44 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 27 replies
    The presidential race in New Hampshire remains neck-and-neck, with Mitt Romney stretching to a two-point lead. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely New Hampshire Voters, taken the night after the final presidential debate, finds Romney earning 50% support, while President Obama has 48% of the vote. One percent (1%) likes some other candidate, and another one percent (1%) is undecided. This New Hampshire survey of 500 Likely Voters was conducted on October 23, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points.
  • Obama's Debates: Where Was The Beef?

    10/24/2012 5:04:10 AM PDT · by NewHampshireDuo · 7 replies
    Obama's debates: Where was the beef? EDITORIAL The presidential debates are over and they might well have changed America’s opinion of Barack Obama. What America saw in its President was not a statesman who confidently deflected his challenger’s criticisms with the shield of truth, but a politician who dodged, prevaricated, misled and slung mud — all behaviors this President once said he stood firmly against. In the first debate, Obama was nearly absent save for the plodding, desperate misrepresentations on which he relied. In the second debate, Obama tried sophomorically to enlist Big Bird to do his fighting for him....
  • First on CNN: Romney super PAC buys TV time in ... Maine

    10/23/2012 7:59:23 PM PDT · by Qbert · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/23/2012 | Peter Hamby
    Boca Raton, Florida (CNN) - Restore Our Future, the Super PAC supporting Mitt Romney, has reserved television airtime in Maine beginning later this week, according to a Republican source tracking media buys. The group plans to air $300,000 worth of ads in the Bangor, Presque Isle and Portland-Auburn markets, the latter of which also covers parts of New Hampshire, from Oct. 25 through Oct. 29. The move suggests Romney allies see Maine's 2nd Congressional District, which encompasses the state's northern reaches, as fertile ground for the Republican. Maine allocates its electoral votes by congressional district, and winning a single vote...
  • 2012: The battle for 7 states (The Magnificent Seven)

    10/23/2012 11:25:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/23/2012 | Jonathan Martin
    BOCA RATON, Fla. — The two presidential campaigns are sounding sharply different notes about how they can get to 270 electoral votes, but beneath the post-debate bravado from both sides there is a rough consensus about the shape of the race in its final two weeks. Top strategists for both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney flooded the media center following the third and final presidential debate here Monday night, and made clear they will be primarily fighting over seven states and will spend most of their time and money in them between now and Nov. 6. The main battlegrounds: Ohio,...
  • American Research Group, Inc.-New Hampshire R-49 O-47

    10/23/2012 8:28:12 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 10 replies
    Interview dates: October 19-22, 2012 Sample size: 600 likely voters Margin of error: ± 4 percentage points, 95% of the time Question wording and responses: If the general election were being held today between Barack Obama for president and Joe Biden for vice president, the Democrats, and Mitt Romney for president and Paul Ryan for vice president, the Republicans, for whom would you vote - Obama and Biden or Romney and Ryan (names rotated), or someone else?
  • There is a ‘war on coal’ (Ohio Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown)

    10/21/2012 1:57:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Neil W. McCabe ^ | 10/19/2012
    Seen here first, this ad, produced by the advocacy group Checks and Balances for Economic Growth, was funded with what a spokesperson called “a significant statewide buy in Ohio.” The ad calls out incumbent Ohio Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown for his claim that there was no “War on Coal.” Brown made this statement during an Oct. 15 debate with his GOP challenger Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel.
  • Obama Ad You Won't See on TV

    10/21/2012 1:23:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 20, 2012
    "It begins with us."
  • Why Mitt? Reality Over Fantasy [New Hampshire Union Leader Editorial Sums It All Up]

    10/21/2012 12:47:18 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    Union Leader ^ | October 21, 2012
    October 21. 2012 Why Mitt? Reality Over Fantasy EDITORIAL The undecided New Hampshire voter has just two weeks to answer this question: Why switch from Barack Obama to Mitt Romney? By now the question is easy to answer if one has been listening to the candidates. Barack Obama was in Manchester on Thursday. When he came to Veterans Park in 2008, he sold “hope and change.” He was uplifting, inspiring. Last week, that was gone. In its place was the negativity, the deception, the nastiness that Obama once said he wanted to remove from politics. Obama offered New Hampshire nothing...
  • Mitt Romney pushes into battle ground states of PA and NH weeks before presidential election

    10/20/2012 1:34:49 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 70 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Saturday, October 20, 2012, 3:28 PM | Jonathan Lemire
    Anxious to find the right combination of states to win the Electoral College, Mitt Romney’s campaign pushed Saturday into battlegrounds it had largely avoided. The Republicans forged into the swing states of Pennsylvania and New Hampshire, which the GOP had previously appeared resigned to ceding to President Obama. Paul Ryan, Romney’s running mate, ripped Obama’s energy policy to a crowd at the Pittsburgh International Airport. "Gas prices are more than double what they were four years ago - who knows what they're going to be if he got four more years," Ryan said. "Not only are these policies wrong, they...cost...
  • Romney Momentum in Swing States

    10/20/2012 5:30:57 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 19, 2012 | Guy Benson
    October 20, 2012 Romney Momentum in Swing States By Guy Benson 10/19/2012   Nationally, Gallup held fairly steady today, with Romney leading by six among likely voters; Rasmussen has it tied, with data suggesting a small Romney bump is probably on the way.  A new Gravis nationwide poll has Romney leading 46-44, despite a D+8 sample.  The GOP nominee leads independents by eight points in that survey.  PPP's DailyKos/SEIU tracker has Obama up one, thanks to strong youth support.  (Romney leads every other age group, and young voters are the least likely cohort to vote this year). But what about...
  • PPP polls: Romney ahead in NH, IA

    10/19/2012 10:33:30 AM PDT · by cdchik123 · 44 replies
    -Mitt Romney leads our new New Hampshire poll 49-48. Obama had led by 6-8 pts in our polling before the first debate -Romney has a 52/45 advantage over Obama in New Hampshire on the economy -NH voters think Obama won debate by 8 pts, still support Romney by 1. Democrats need to accept debate this week was not a big game changer -Romney leads Obama 49-48 in Iowa as well, although Obama does have a 66/32 early vote lead there -Iowa voters think Obama won this week's debate 45/36, similar to New Hampshire, but not having a big impact on...
  • PPP (D) Poll of NH: R 49%, 0 48%

    10/19/2012 9:38:39 AM PDT · by Arthurio · 9 replies
    Mitt Romney leads our new New Hampshire poll 49-48. Obama had led by 6-8 pts in our polling before the first debate
  • 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