New Hampshire Voters are New and Turning 'Blue'

Thirty years ago, when former New Hampshire Governor Meldrim Thompson, Jr., helped place the phrase "Live Free or Die" on N.H. license plates, and helped usher in the "No Sales or Income Taxes" pledge, it would have been hard to find a more Republican red state than New Hampshire.

But New Hampshire is solidly purple now, and according to a new study from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire, the state is taking on definite blue, or Democratic, tones.

The study reveals many of the old New Hampshire Republicans have simply died off, while many of the voters who replaced them — both new residents who have moved to New Hampshire and young people getting to vote for the first time — tilt Democratic.

This program aired on October 17, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.


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