Poll shows New Hampshire voters split on several issues

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August 16, 2011

New Hampshire

PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire: A recent WMUR Granite State Poll shows that New Hampshire Voters are split on several key issues. The poll of 581 New Hampshire adults was conducted by cellphone and landldline by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center from August 1 through August 12 and has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4.1 percentage points.[1]

  • When asked whether voters would prefer to vote for a Democrat or Republican for state House:
  • 39 percent said they would vote for a Democrat.
  • 35 percent said they would vote for a Republican.
  • When asked whether voters support repealing same-sex marriage in the state:
  • 28 percent support repealing the law allowing same-sex marriage.
  • 10 percent somewhat oppose a repeal.
  • 51 percent strongly oppose a repeal.
  • The poll also showed that those who oppose a repeal felt more strongly about the issue than those who support repeal:
  • 52 percent of opponents of repeal said they would be very upset if the law were repealed.
  • 24 percent of repeal supporters said they would be very upset if same-sex marriage remained legal in the state.
  • Governor John Lynch is very popular amongst those who were polled:
  • 67 percent of New Hampshire adults approve of the job he is doing as Governor.
  • 19 percent disapprove with the job he is doing.

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