The Latest from the UNH Survey Center

July 21, 2016
graph that shows Ayotte vs. Hassan

If the 2016 Senate election was held today, 45% of likely voters say they would vote for Hassan, 42% would vote for Ayotte, 3% would vote for someone else and 11% are undecided.

Ayotte and Hassan Remain Deadlocked in NH Senate Race

Incumbent Senator Kelly Ayotte and Governor Maggie Hassan remain deadlocked for New Hampshire’s U.S. Senate seat. Most voters have not yet decided who they will vote for in the Senate election. READ THE FULL REPORT.

Close Races, Unknown Candidates in Both NH Congressional Districts

First District Congressman Frank Guinta remains very unpopular in his district and is in a close race with former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter. Second District Congresswoman Ann Kuster is not very popular in her district and is in dead heats with two unknown challengers. READ THE FULL REPORT.

NH Gubernatorial Candidates Unknown, Drug Crisis Most Important Problem in NH

Both Republican and Democratic candidates seeking to replace Governor Maggie Hassan remain unknown to most Granite State voters. Drug abuse remains the biggest problem facing the state. However, a majority of Granite Staters support legalizing marijuana for recreational use in New Hampshire. READ THE FULL REPORT.


These findings are based on the latest WMUR Granite State Poll, conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center.


Latest UNH Survey Center Poll Results are Out

January 22, 2016

Sanders Widens NH Lead, Almost Half of Democrats Still Not Decided

Vermont senator Bernie Sanders has increased his lead over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire. Sanders’ popularity among Democratic Primary voters continues to increase and a majority say he has the personal characteristics and qualities that a President should have. Just over half of Democratic Primary voters say they have definitely decided who they will support.

For complete press release and detailed tabular results, please click here.

Trump Still On Top in NH, Big Battle For Second, Most Voters Still Undecided

Donald Trump has maintained his double digit lead in the New Hampshire Primary race while the rest of the field remains tightly packed. However, Trump continues to be the candidate that New Hampshire Republicans say they are least likely to vote for.  Only thirty-one percent of New Hampshire Republican Primary voters say they have firmly decided who they will vote for in the Primary.

For complete press release and detailed tabular results, please click here.

Sanders Better Than Clinton Vs GOP in NH

Vermont senator Bernie Sanders currently has double digit leads over five potential Republican challengers in New Hampshire. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leads Republican frontrunner Donald Trump but is deadlocked with four other potential challengers. Unsurprisingly, most Granite Staters have not decided who they will vote for in the November general election.

For complete press release and detailed tabular results, please click here.

All findings are based by on the latest CNN/WMUR New Hampshire Primary Poll, conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center.


New Poll Results: Trump Still Atop GOP Field in NH, Fiorina Rises to Second, Sanders Surges

September 25, 2015

Andrew Smith of The UNH Survey Center has released two new reports on poll results from the CNN/WMUR New Hampshire Primary Poll, sponsored by WMUR-TV and CNN, and conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center.

In the first, results show that Donald Trump has maintained the lead in the New Hampshire Primary race but Carly Fiorina has jumped into second place. Trump remains an extremely divisive candidate within the party and is the candidate that New Hampshire Republicans say they are least likely to vote for. However, only one in 10 New Hampshire Republican Primary voters say they have firmly decided who they will vote for in the Primary.

For the complete press release and detailed tabular results, please visit: https://cola.unh.edu/survey-center/trump-still-atop-gop-field-nh-fiorina-rises-second-92415

Graph for GOP Primary: Who Support if Vote Held Today? Trump at top.

In the second report, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders has taken a lead over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire. Clinton, Sanders, and Vice President Joe Biden are all popular among Democratic primary voters.

For the complete press release and detailed tabular results, please visit: https://cola.unh.edu/survey-center/sanders-surges-nh-92415

Graph for DEM Primary: Favoribility Ratings, Potential DEM Presidential Candidates: Sanders at top.


Recent Survey Center Poll: NH Watching Ebola Outbreak But Not Concerned With Catching It

October 20, 2014

graph: How Closely Are You Following the Ebola Outbreak

The UNH Survey Center reports the following:

Although the Ebola outbreak has been raging in West Africa for the better part of this year, it has increasingly made headlines here in the United States with the death of one man and the infection of two health workers who cared for him. Granite Staters are paying attention to the outbreak–39% say they are watching the situation very closely, 46% somewhat closely, 12% not too closely and 3% not at all closely. Republicans (52%) are more likely to be watching the outbreak very closely than Independents (34%) and Democrats (32%).

However, Granite Staters aren’t worried that their family members will contract Ebola–only 8% are very worried, 22% are somewhat worried, 37% are not too worried, and 33% are not worried at all. These figures mirror a national survey conducted by Pew this October.

Graph: Worried About Family Member Contracting Ebola

These findings are based on the latest WMUR Granite State Poll, conducted by the UNH Survey Center. Five hundred and forty-three (543) randomly selected New Hampshire adults were interviewed by landline and cellular telephone between October 6 and October 13, 2014. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/-4.2 percent.

Read the full press release, which includes results of questions on the topics of ISIS and immigration.


The NH Holiday Poll

December 20, 2013

Granite State Poll logo

New Hampshire’s WMUR-TV sponsored a poll, recently conducted by the UNH Survey Center, that measured New Hampshire residents’ holiday travel plans, whether or not residents plan to have a real or artificial Christmas tree (or any tree at all), and whether or not they expect a white Christmas.

The results are in!

Most Granite Staters will stay at home over the holidays–either as a “staycation” or working. If they have a Christmas tree, it will likely be a real tree. And to complete the traditional New England Christmas scene, most think we will have snow at Christmas.

Read the poll results.


Working It

December 14, 2011

students working at The Survey Center

In the runup to the Primary, scores of UNH students work the phones at the UNH Survey Center. They develop good people skills and help produce consistently high response rates. Meet some of these students and read about other Survey Center projects in the most recent UNH News Brief.


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