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New Hampshire Governor: Hassan (51%), Havenstein (40%)

Rasmussen Reports, 9/10 – 9/11

New Hampshire Governor

  • Maggie Hassan – Democrat – 51%
  • Walt Havenstein – Republican – 40%
  • Other – 3%
  • Undecided – 6%

The most recent poll for the New Hampshire Governor has been released by Rasmussen Reports. The poll asked 750 likely New Hampshire voters who they would vote for if an election were to occur today. The margin of error for the poll was 4%. The Democrat Maggie Hassan picked up 51% of the vote, while her Republican challenger Walt Havenstein had only 40%. In addition, 3% of voters backed a different candidate and 6% were undecided.

49% of voters were male and 51% were female, 23% were aged 18-39, 57% were 40-64, and 19% were 65 or over, 95% were white and 5% were non-white, and 30% identified as Republican, 27% as Democrat, and 43% as a different party altogether. Statistically speaking, the demographics for this poll were common for New Hampshire and there were no unusual numbers to report.

Hassan had an approval rating of 57% and a disapproval rating of 38%, while her opponent Havenstein had an approval rating of 46% and a disapproval rating of 33%. Considering that Hassan is the incumbent, has a superior approval rating, and holds a strong lead in the polls, it is safe to say that she has this election locked down so long as she sticks to a sensible platform that appeals to the moderates. 13% of the voters have never heard of Havenstein, while 1% of them have never heard of Hassan. This is another statistical advantage for Hassan.

Voters also trusted Hassan more than Havenstein on several key issues, such as, government spending, taxes, social policy, and corruption. To date, her platform has been effective and the results are already visible, as can be seen in the polls.

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