The election is less than a week away. And some worry that the majority of eligible voters ages 18 to 29 aren’t bothering to register or vote. In fact, over the last few decades, the enthusiasm among college voters seems to be slipping.
Candidate campaigning wasn’t the only political activity thrown for a loop by Hurricane Sandy, pollsters also had to take a break in New Hampshire and elsewhere.
Speaking on NHPR’s the Exchange, Editor-in-Chief of Gallup Frank Newport said they put their national tracking poll on hold because too many people on the East Coast wouldn’t be picking up their phones.
In one survey, Obama has pulled ahead by a hair and in another Romney has the edge. Then there are the state-by-state battleground races, as well as competing polls on the Gubernatorial and Congressional races in the New Hampshire. We’ll talk with some of the people behind these public opinion surveys and find out what to make of it all.
New Hampshire continues to clean up from the effects of Hurricane Sandy, with coordination centered in the state's Emergency Operations Center.
All Things Considered host Brady Carlson talks with the EOC's Jim Van Dongen for the latest on cleanup efforts, the state of power outages and what President Obama's disaster declaration will do to aid those efforts.
Governor John Lynch toured the damage to New Hampshire in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. When the governor arrived at the Bedford Operations Center late Tuesday afternoon, he learned that most of the damage in the area had already been cleaned up.
Bedford's municipal buildings and traffic lights were spared any serious damage, though around 2,000 PSNH customers are still without power. Crews from as far as Texas are helping restore service there.
Governor John Lynch is visiting storm damaged areas in Hampton, Dover and Bedford this afternoon. At a morning news briefing Lynch said the effects of Hurricane Sandy won’t linger as long as past storms, but will still cause hardship.