Obama’s Best NH Counties

Cheshire comes out on top with 1.67 Obama/Biden votes for every 1 Romney/Ryan Vote*. Grafton is close second at 1.64. Obama lost Carroll, Rockingham and Belknap.

  • Cheshire 1.67
  • Grafton 1.64
  • Coos 1.43
  • Strafford 1.35
  • Sullivan 1.31
  • Merrimack 1.30
  • Hillsborough 1.02
  • Carroll 0.98
  • Rockingham 0.91
  • Belknap 0.90

* Must be due to our diverse urban environment over here. What… Keene does have a 93rd Street don’t you know.

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  • Lucy Weber

    ..of Cheshire County.  

    Thanks for the analysis, Mike!

    Another statistic to be proud of is that, in spite of Republican control of redistricting, the Cheshire County Delegation to the NH House now stands at 20 Democrats and 3 Republicans.  That makes the Dems 87% of the Cheshire County Delegation.

    Go, Cheshire!

    • Lucy Weber

      …Walpole having the most remaining dairy farms of any town in the state, not to mention the orchard and vineyard.  

      I just love living in an urban environment.

    • cyndychase
    • GreyMike

      blowing across the Connecticut from Vermont that does it. ;)

  • Lucy Weber

    I took a look at the Governor’s race by county, and (if I have done the math right, always a problem for me) that was even more surprising.  In the head to head with Lamontaigne, Governor-elect Hassan took every county:

    Cheshire  1.86
    Grafton  1.78
    Strafford  1.59
    Sullivan  1.51
    Merrimack 1.48
    Coos  1.47
    Hillsborough  1.15
    Carroll 1.12
    Rockingham 1.09
    Belnap 1.07

    Statewide total was 1.28 to 1.

  • FrankLloydMike

    I was shocked to find there is actually a 93rd Street smack in the middle of Keene–any idea where the name comes from?

    Also, I’m glad to see that both rural and urban areas in the state went strongly for the Democrats. As I wrote last year, the needs of both New Hampshire’s cities and its rural areas (particularly the North Country) are often overlooked in favor of suburban interests in the State House. Whether its the need for much better public transit in the cities, land conservation and agriculture in the rural areas, or funding for health care, education and job training in both, these issues seem to fall behind the desire for low taxes to entice border-hopping shoppers in the southern suburbs, not to mention highway widening for commuters who work out-of-state.

    I hope the support for progressive candidates in both cities and rural areas signals a shift of priorities to better support those areas, as well as the suburbs in between.

    • xteeth
    • JonnyBBad
      • Mike Hoefer

        Newest Y in NH…
        http://keene-ymca.org/

      • GreyMike

        Was only a block from 93rd St.

        • Mike Hoefer
        • JonnyBBad
    • Mike Hoefer

      I read to the story somewhere but can not find it online. The person who’s land it was got to name it and somehow came up with a good reason to use 9 and 3 in the name and thought it would be a good conversation piece/joke on the city.

  • Ed Tracey

    …. came in several places above last. I recall reading once that – in the 1964 election – it was one of only three counties which were (a) east of the Mississippi and (b) north of the Mason-Dixon line – that voted for Goldwater. Change, indeed.

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