New England College New Hampshire 2012 Presidential Poll
- Barack Obama 49.5% (49%)
- Mitt Romney 44.4% (46%)
- Some other candidate 2.4% (2%)
- Not sure 3.7% (4%)
Inside the numbers:
“The gender gap exists with President Obama maintaining a strong lead among women; while men have a more competitive split between the two candidates,” explains Dr. Ben Tafoya, director of the Polling Center in NEC’s Center for Civic Engagement. “If Governor Romney is going to close the gap on the President he will need to perform significantly better among women.”
Mr. Obama holds 95% percent support among Democrats; Mr. Romney holds 89% support among Republicans. In the race for Independent voters in New Hampshire, the President has a 49%-39% edge.