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UNH Survey Center: Lynch and Stephen in Tight Race for NH Governor
November 2, 2010
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DURHAM, N.H. – Governor John Lynch has seen his once formidable lead over Republican challenger John Stephen shrink in the final weeks of the campaign. Most voters have now made up their mind who to support.

In the final WMUR/UNH election poll, 49 percent of likely voters say they will vote for Lynch, 41 percent prefer Stephen, 2 percent favor Libertarian John Babiarz, 1 percent prefer some other candidate, and 7 percent are undecided.

These findings are based on the latest WMUR/UNH New Hampshire Election Poll,  conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center. Eight hundred and eighty-five (885) randomly selected New Hampshire likely voters were interviewed by telephone between Oct. 27 and Oct. 31, 2010.  The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 3.3 percent.

The UNH Survey Center has conducted survey research projects at the University of New Hampshire since 1976. The center has grown rapidly during the past 30 years and now conducts approximately 40 to 50 major survey projects each year. More information:

The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea, and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public institution, enrolling more than 12,200 undergraduate and 2,200 graduate students.

Andrew Smith, director of the UNH Survey Center.


Media Contact: Andrew E. Smith, Ph.D. | 603-862-2226 | UNH Survey Center