New Hampshire poll shows tight race there
August 13th, 2012
10:14 PM ET
2 years ago

New Hampshire poll shows tight race there

(CNN) - The battle between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in New Hampshire remains statistically tied, according to a poll released Monday.

The WMUR Granite State Poll, conducted both before and after Romney's announcement of his running mate, showed 49% of likely voters favor Obama and 46% support Romney.

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The three-point margin is well within the poll's sampling error, which is plus or minus 4.2 percentage points.

The pollsters said "most" of the respondents were contacted before Romney's Saturday announcement that Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin would join him on the GOP ticket. They gave no indication of whether the vote split differed between the interviews conducted before and after the announcement.

Monday's results are virtually unchanged from the results of the same poll in July, which found 49% favored Obama and 45% favored Romney. Obama had an advantage over Romney when the poll surveyed New Hampshire voters in April and February, while Romney topped Obama last October.

The poll found seven of 10 New Hampshire voters have made up their minds on whom to vote for - an increase of 5 points since the poll was last conducted in July. An additional 13% are "leaning towards a candidate" and 15% are undecided.

Obama's favorability ratings are also similar to the result of last month's poll, with 49% disapproving and 47% approving.

The poll was conducted between August 1 and 12, and includes 555 people likely to vote in the general election.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire • President Obama
soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Really?

    Well, we'll see how the liberal media presents Ryan and how many people have realized what Obama and his comrades would really like to do to this once great country.

    August 13, 2012 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  2. Lionel

    How can be it tied when Obama is at 49% and Robme at 46%. Obama will carry this state now that he know that Robme and Ryan wants to throw Grandma and Grandpa under the bus.

    August 13, 2012 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  3. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Who says that the VP will help? Apparently it didn't here either.

    August 13, 2012 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  4. dave

    so count out the 9% bias cnn has and you have Romney ahead

    August 13, 2012 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  5. Common sense!

    If its statistically tied it means Obama is loosing badly! My friend Jimmy Carter was statistically tied up untill the last week of the shellacking!

    August 13, 2012 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
  6. David

    Looks like Romney didn't get the strong enthusiasm he was hoping for after his VP announcement.

    August 13, 2012 11:58 pm at 11:58 pm |
  7. Todd P.

    I grew up in, and live in, NH. The only people that I know that openly admit to supporting President Obama are on government assistance or lean very left. (and I know LOTS of people that voted for him in 2008!)

    August 14, 2012 12:23 am at 12:23 am |
  8. Name jay

    dont b a fool vote democrat

    August 14, 2012 12:31 am at 12:31 am |
  9. hate from the left but mostly lies

    And out of those 555 people, it is likely that 455 of them were democrats, so i'm happy..

    August 14, 2012 01:05 am at 1:05 am |
  10. Republicans - "The Not Intended to Be Factually Accurate" Party

    THE SO-called conservatives want us to believe they are "deficit hawks`, "fiscally responsible`. As such, the management of REVENUES & SPENDING is central to the "business" experience/skills they are suppose to be bringing.

    To optimize REVENUES, we [the voters] need to know & trust their views on taxes; this includes tax fairness. If we don`t think they can promote fair taxes, they neither deserve, nor can be effective, in the Presidency.

    For these reasons, we need to see 10 YEARS of income tax returns from these potential employees of ours. Without them, given our priority on deficit reduction, the Throwback Team can not get the benefit-of-the-doubt.

    August 14, 2012 02:08 am at 2:08 am |
  11. T'sah From Virginia

    President Obama will win NH!!

    Obama/Biden 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!

    August 14, 2012 04:52 am at 4:52 am |