Obama, Romney tied with Granite state voters
September 18th, 2012
01:40 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama, Romney tied with Granite state voters

(CNN) – Just 49 days out from Election Day, a new poll in swing state New Hampshire released Tuesday shows President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney in a statistical tie among registered voters in the state.

The American Research Group poll shows 48% favoring Obama and 46% favoring Romney. The president's advantage falls within the poll's sampling error.

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The poll also shows 49% approving and 44% disapproving of the way Obama is handling his job as president while 41% approve and 46% disapprove of the way he is handling the economy.

A WMUR Granite State Poll taken last week of likely voters (note the ARG poll today is of registered voters) after the Democratic National Convention also showed the pair in a statistical tie in the state with 45% favoring Obama and 40% supporting Romney with a sampling error of plus or minus four percentage points.

New Hampshire has four electoral votes and is one of the nine states considered a toss up on the CNN Electoral Map.

The New Hampshire Poll was conducted by telephone from September 15 through 17. Of the 600 interviews conducted, 558 were of New Hampshire registered voters: 167 were registered Republicans, 156 registered Democrats and 235 undeclared voters. The sampling error for the 558 registered voters is plus or minus 4.2 percentage points.

CNN's Dana Davidsen and Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire • President Obama
soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. n

    The only job Romney will create Will be in India and China we will lose job in America

    September 18, 2012 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  2. Rick McDaniel

    Even New Hampshire liberals, ought to know, when things are going VERY bad!

    September 18, 2012 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  3. Malory Archer

    Yeah, and those numbers are from before mittens' latest bout of foot in mouth disease. Easily they're up an additional 5 for President Obama and down an additional 5 for mittens.

    September 18, 2012 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  4. Malory Archer

    Obama is the PROBLEM

    I do believe that liberals are desperately looking for ANY flaw in Romney. These "Mother Jones" faux shock videos are nothing but a red herring. Since when is the TRUTH a shocker?

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    It's all in the semantics my dear. See, mittens didn't just say that 47% of Americans don't pay taxes, he said that "the 47% of Americans who vote for President Obama" are on the government dole. See the difference? Nobody's disputing that 47% of Americans pay no taxes – we're disputing the fact that they're all Obama supporters, and that they're the ONLY supporters President Obama has. It's insulting not only to working Americans who support President Obama, but to the elderly, working poor, and military members serving in combat zones.

    September 18, 2012 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
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