New Democratic poll shows Hassan, Lamontagne in statistical dead heat

September 26, 2012

A new internal poll commissioned by the state Democratic Party shows Democrat Maggie Hassan and Republican Ovide Lamontagne in a statistical dead heat in the race for the open governor’s seat but Hassan in a “good position to win.”

Hassan holds a 48 to 46 percent edge in the Sept. 15 to 19 poll of 600 likely voters conducted by Democratic pollster Greenberg Quinlan Rosner. The poll has a margin of error of 4.9 percent.

The sample breakdown is 31 percent Democrats, 30 percent Republicans and 39 percent independents.

Greenberg Quinlan Rosner says in a memo obtained by the Granite Status that Hassan “enjoys stronger standing” than Lamontagne and “is in a good position to win this race with an aggressive campaign and the resources necessary to communicate and define the choice in this election.”

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