Thye Granite State has a lot of ties to Romney but its voters definitely go their own way on any issue or candidate. The latest from Suffolk University shows the two candidates all knotted up at 47 a piece. Two percent go to Gary Johnson and and four percent remain Undecided.The Undecided vote however was leaning towards Romney by a margin of 36 to 18 when pressed by the polling outfit. Obama favorability is positive at 50 Favorable/44 Unfavorable. Romney’s is also positive at 48 Favorable/46 Unfavorable. Obama’s job approval/disapproval is deadlocked at 47 – 47. The party ID in the survey was R +3 (Dem 29, Rep 32, Independent 39). In 2008 it was also D +2 (Dem 29, Rep 27, Ind 45) and in 2004 it was R+7 (Dem 25, Rep 32, Ind 44). This is a good balance between the last two elections while also maintaining the high Independent vote.
Republican Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are tied, with each polling at 47 percent in a Granite State showdown, according to a Suffolk University/7NEWS survey of likely voters in that swing state. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson received 2 percent; and 4 percent were undecided. “Although New Hampshire offers only four electoral votes in the presidential sweepstakes, it may be an important state for both candidates to actively campaign in,” said David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center in Boston. “It would be especially worthwhile for Obama, given that his job approval-disapproval number also is fixed at 47 percent.” President Obama is scheduled to appear in Manchester this coming Thursday. When a subset of 30 undecided and Gary Johnson respondents were given the choice between Romney or Obama only, Romney led 47 percent to 13 percent, with 40 percent remaining undecided.