Straw Poll Results

Top results from our first Straw Poll of the 2012 cycle.

NH Gov 148 Votes (poll excluded John Lynch)
* Mark Connolly – 46 votes (31.08%)
* Jackie Cilley – 33 votes (22.3%)
* Maggie Hassan – 26 votes (17.57%)
* Undecided – 16 votes (10.81%)
* Other – 9 votes (6.08%)
Ed Note: Who is Mark Connolly? (Rhetorical) Strong showing for someone little name rec, at least outside of politico circles and in the eastern part of the state.

Congress NH-01 109 Votes

* Carol Shea-Porter – 82 votes (75.23%)
* Mark Connolly – 12 votes (11.01%)
* Other – 7 votes (6.42%)
* Joanne Dowdell – 5 votes (4.59%)
Ed Note: As one would expect, strong support for CSP from the denizens of BH. Is it strong enough to to keep others out of a primary?

Congress NH-02 96 Votes
* Ann Kuster – 78 votes (81.25%)
* Katrina Swett – 5 votes (5.21%)
* Jay Buckey – 4 votes (4.17%)
* Other – 4 votes (4.17%)
Ed Note: Even stronger BH support for AMK. I suspect we will not see a primary here, but agree that candidate Kuster was well served by the primary in 2010.

We encourage all the folks mentioned above (particularly in the Gov. Category) to create accounts on Blue Hampshire to join the conversation.

We will conduct our second poll June 15th.

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  • Lucy Edwards

    a stand in for Lynch for those who still want the pledge?  Sorry, but I had to ask.  
    I hope he will speak up and tell us if he is considering a race, and how he approaches our tax structure issues.

  • Mike Hoefer

    is clearly split… If Lynch does not run we will clearly have an interesting primary.

  • Douglas E. Lindner

    And though I look forward to supporting Lynch, Shea-Porter, and Kuster, I hope to engage with any and all candidates, here and in the “real” world.

    I’d also like to point out, particularly with respect to the Gubernatorial straw poll, that this isn’t an actual measure of viability, nor is it even a measure of potential support from BH’s loudest–there are not 148 of us.

  • Ray Buckley

    are the voters of New Hampshire.  

    The future of NH will be bright because great citizens step forward to lead the effort for a better tomorrow.

    The NH Republican negative message of divide, selfishness and hate is turning off the voters by the day.  NH Democrats will have a team worthy of their votes, dreams and aspirations.

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