First, Second, or Third in the Nation: The Importance of New Hampshire and the juggling of the Primary Schedule


Program Description:

This talk examines New Hampshire's roll in the presidential nomination process, the impact of front loading, and the potential impact of the new Democratic primary schedule.


Andy Smith

Andy Smith is the director of the University of New Hampshire Survey Center. The Survey Center is a nonpartisan, academic public opinion research center for governments, not for profits, and faculty researchers. Smith is also an associate professor in the UNH department of political science. His research has focused on survey methodology, elections, and public policy. The Survey Center is nationally known for its election polling. It has consistently conducted the most accurate polling in New Hampshire elections. In recent years, the Survey Center has conducted polls for CNN, Fox News, WCVB in Boston, WMUR in Manchester, KYW in Philadelphia, USA Today, the Boston Globe, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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