New Hampshire Gubernatorial Election 2012

2012 New Hampshire Gubernatorial Election

New Hampshire Governor Election 2012

New Hampshire Maggie Wood Hassan Ovide Lamontagne
Nominee Maggie Hassan Ovide Lamontagne
Party Democratic Republican
Governor Before Election

John Lynch
Democratic

Elected Governor
Maggie Hassan

New Hampshire Gubernatorial 2012 General Election Results

Governor of New Hampshire General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Maggie Hassan 54.5% 345,269
     Republican Ovide Lamontagne 42.7% 270,187
     Libertarian John J. Babiarz 2.8% 17,527
Total Votes 632,983

 

New Hampshire Gubernatorial Election 2012 Candidates List

  • John Babiarz (Libertarian), businessman
  • Maggie Hassan (D), former majority leader of the New Hampshire Senate
  • Ovide Lamontagne (R), attorney

New Hampshire Gubernatorial Election 2012 Polling

Poll Source Date(s)
Administered
Sample
Size
Margin of
error
Maggie
Hassan (D)
Ovide
Lamontagne (R)
Other Undecided
WMUR/University of New Hampshire September 27-30, 2012 600 ± 4.0% 42% 40% 2% 16%
Public Policy Polling September 24-25, 2012 862 ± 3.3% 51% 44% 5%
NBC/Wall Street Journal/Marist College September 23-25, 2012 1012 ± 3.1% 47% 45% 1% 7%
Greenberg Quinlan Rosner September 15-19, 2012 600 ± 4.9% 48% 46% - 6%
Rasmussen Reports September 18, 2012 500 ± 4.5% 44% 48% 2% 7%
Public Policy Polling August 9-12, 2012 1,055 ± 3.0% 45% 43% 12%
WMUR/University of New Hampshire August 1-12, 2012 555 ± 4.2% 31% 33% 1% 35%
Rasmussen Reports June 20, 2012 500 ± 4.5% 36% 42% 22%
Public Policy Polling May 10-13, 2012 1,163 ± 2.9% 39% 40% 21%
WMUR/University of New Hampshire April 9-20, 2012 486 ± 4.4% 34% 29% 1% 36%
WMUR/University of New Hampshire January 25-February 2, 2012 495 ± 4.4% 26% 32% 1% 41%
Public Policy Polling June 30-July 5, 2011 662 ± 3.8% 35% 41% 24%

New Hampshire Gubernatorial Election 2012 Key Dates

Deadline Event
June 6 - June 15 Candidate filing period
Sept. 4 Voter registration for primary election
Sept. 11 Primary election; absentee ballots due by 5:00 pm
Oct. 27 Voter registration for general election
Nov. 6 General election

New Hampshire Gubernatorial Election 2012 Race Tracking

2011 Race Rankings - New Hampshire Governor
Race Tracker Race Rating
The Cook Political Report Leans Democratic
Governing Politics Lean Democratic
Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball Leans Democrat
Rasmussen Reports Gubernatorial Scorecard No prediction yet
The Rothenberg Political Report Safe Democrat
Overall Call  

New Hampshire General Election Candidates Polls

Governor of New Hampshire: Hassan vs. Lamontagne
Response WMUR Granite State Poll
April 9-20, 2012
Public Policy Polling
May 10-13, 2012
WMUR Granite State Poll
August 1-12, 2012
Public Policy Polling
August 9-12, 2012
American Research Group
September 15-17, 2012
Rasmussen Reports
September 18, 2012
Average
Maggie Hassan 34% 39% 31% 45% 46% 44% 39.83%
Ovide Lamontagne 29% 40% 33% 43% 47% 48% 40%
Other/undecided 37% 21% 36% 12% 5% 9% 20%
John Babiarz 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 0% 0.33%
Number polled 538 1,163 581 1,055 558 500 732.5
Margin of error +/-4.2 +/-2.0% +/-4.1% +/-3.0% +/-4.2% +/-4.5% 3.67%

Margaret Wood Hassan

Majority Leader of the New Hampshire Senate
In office
December 1, 2008 – December 1, 2010
Preceded by Joseph Foster
Succeeded by Jeb Bradley
Member of the New Hampshire Senate
from the 23rd district
In office
January 3, 2005 – December 1, 2010
Preceded by Russell Prescott
Succeeded by Russell Prescott
Personal Details
Born February 27, 1958 (age 54)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political Party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Thomas Hassan
Alma Mater Brown University
Northeastern University

Ovide M. Lamontagne

Personal Details
Born September 22, 1957 (age 55)
Manchester, New Hampshire,
U.S.
Political Party Republican
Alma Mater Catholic University of America
University of Wyoming

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