Elections 2012
5:07 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

New Poll Shows N.H. Governor's Race Remains Tight

The WMUR Granite State poll shows Republican Ovide Lamontagne and Democrat Maggie Hassan about even, with neither candidate well known to voters. A quarter of the voters polled said they were still undecided.

Lamontagne, a business lawyer who has run unsuccessfully for Congress, Senate and governor before, and Hassan, a former state senator, are competing to replace Gov. John Lynch. Lynch, a Democrat, is not seeking re-election after four terms.

The telephone poll of 600 likely voters was conducted Sept. 27-30 by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center and had a sampling margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

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