New Hampshire Republican Gov. Chris Sununu is enjoying initial public popularity, and the legalization of marijuana for recreational use appears to be gaining support. Those were two of the highlights of the latest survey conducted by the University of New Hampshire survey center. Roger Wood spoke with Andy Smith, director of the center about the highlights of the just completed poll.
I’m Roger Wood for InDepthNH.org, the multi-media news arm of the New Hampshire Center for Public Interest Journalism. I’m speaking with Andy Smith, professor at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. He is also the long-time director of the center, which samples public opinions on a regular basis in its Granite State Poll.
For InDepthNH.org I’m Roger Wood
DURHAM – Governor Chris Sununu enjoys bipartisan approval of his job performance as well as increasing personal favorability among New Hampshire adults. A strong majority continue to believe overall the state is headed in the right direction, but for the first time, a majority of Granite Staters believe drug misuse is the most serious problem facing the state. Support for more permissive marijuana legislation remains high, particularly among young people and Democrats.
These findings are based on the latest Granite State Poll, conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center. Five hundred and eighteen (518) randomly selected New Hampshire adults were interviewed by landline and cellular telephone between April 24 and May 4, 2017. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 4.3 percent.
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