University of New Hampshire pollster Andy Smith is not only surveying voters for their opinions on candidates, he is also this week monitoring the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
The recent WMUR Granite State poll found that all candidates running for governor face similar challenges in their bid to replace Gov. Maggie Hassan. The poll, conducted this past week, involved some 532 randomly picked adults. Essentially, it found that the two of five Republicans running for Governor, Chris Sununu, currently an Executive Councilor and Ted Gatsas, Manchester’s mayor, are better known than the four Democrats seeking to keep the corner office in Democratic hands.
The survey also found that while drug abuse is a top issue for respondents, marijuana use for recreational purposes enjoys majority support. That possibility was killed once again in the State Senate in this legislative session. Roger Wood caught up with Andy Smith in Cleveland.
Download WMUR Granite State Poll here.