Polls http://nhpr.org en Dartmouth Poll Finds Voters Support Several Initiatives Doomed In Statehouse http://nhpr.org/post/dartmouth-poll-finds-voters-support-several-initiatives-doomed-statehouse <p>Dartmouth college has released its annual “<a href="http://rockefeller.dartmouth.edu/shop/2014_rockefeller_center_nh_state_poll_report_final.pdf">State of the State” poll </a>which finds support for a number of issues that didn’t make it out of the legislature this year.</p><p></p><p>The poll found statistically significant support for casino gambling, stricter gun laws, marijuana decriminalization, and a constitutional amendment prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. All of these issues generated legislation in New Hampshire this year but no policies will change.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 19:12:51 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 48237 at http://nhpr.org Dartmouth Poll Finds Voters Support Several Initiatives Doomed In Statehouse The Demographics Of Disagreement On Climate Change http://nhpr.org/post/demographics-disagreement-climate-change <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Last week the UNH Survey Center released the latest findings of the Granite State Poll. The Survey Center has been following a number of issues recently, the most high profile of which is whether or not there’s public support in New Hampshire for a proposed casino.</p><p>The Survey Center has also been part of a project looking at public attitudes about climate change – namely, why there’s a consensus among scientists – but not the public - that global warming is happening and caused by human activity.</p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 22:30:09 +0000 Brady Carlson 25591 at http://nhpr.org The Demographics Of Disagreement On Climate Change Record Turnout in Nashua http://nhpr.org/post/record-turnout-nashua <p>Polling stations in Nashua opened at 6 AM this morning. And many stood patiently long before the sun appeared.</p><p>With temperatures hovering around 30 degrees, at least 150 voters wrapped around the Amherst Street School building before dawn.</p><p>Arthur Barrett is the town’s moderator.</p><p>He says by around 10 AM, almost 1500 had already cast their ballots.</p><p>He compares this turnout to that of 2008:</p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 21:59:22 +0000 Sheryl Rich-Kern 16872 at http://nhpr.org Record Turnout in Nashua Voters in Nashua Have Their Say http://nhpr.org/post/voters-nashua-have-their-say <p></p><p>Record numbers of voters lined up this morning at the polls in Nashua.</p><p>Priscilla Betses of Nashua is in her late 70s and has been voting she was 18.</p><p>That’s a lot of election cycles. But she says this one stands out.</p><blockquote><p><strong>It’s too negative. They’re spending an awful lot of money of advertising. I’ll be happy when it’s over. Too many robo-calls and TV and the whole bit. </strong></p></blockquote><p>Octogenarian Liona Wilson has voted since before World War II and shares similar concerns:</p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 21:21:06 +0000 Sheryl Rich-Kern 16868 at http://nhpr.org Voters in Nashua Have Their Say WMUR/UNH Poll Finds Obama Holds Lead, Romney Lags With Women http://nhpr.org/post/wmurunh-poll-finds-obama-holds-lead-romney-lags-women <p></p><p>The<a href="http://www.unh.edu/survey-center/news/pdf/e2012_pres102212.pdf"> latest poll</a> from WMUR and the UNH Survey Center shows President Obama maintaining a slight lead over Governor Mitt Romney in the Granite State.</p><p>UNH Pollster Andy Smith says the latest poll shows that there is still an enthusiasm gap, with more Republican voters feeling fired up about the election, but..</p><blockquote><p><em>Smith: Obama has a 59 percent to 34 percent lead among women, Romney has a smaller lead among men, so the gender gap is there but advantaging the president right now.</em></p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 01:26:56 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 15289 at http://nhpr.org WMUR/UNH Poll Finds Obama Holds Lead, Romney Lags With Women Latest Granite State Poll Predicts Democrats Taking State House And Senate http://nhpr.org/post/latest-granite-state-poll-predicts-democrats-taking-state-house-and-senate <p>The latest <a href="http://www.unh.edu/survey-center/news/pdf/gsp2012_fall_govapp100412.pdf">WMUR Granite State Poll </a>predicts that if the election were held tomorrow, New Hampshire Democrats would win a majority in the State House and the Senate.</p><p>UNH survey center pollster Andy Smith says his model predicts 14 Democrats and 10 Republicans in the Senate, and 204 Democrats to 196 Republicans in the House.</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 20:42:59 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 14277 at http://nhpr.org Latest Granite State Poll Predicts Democrats Taking State House And Senate