This brief describes a series of dramatic changes in New Hampshire's political landscape over the past four decades. Examining presidential elections from 1960 to 2008, author Dante Scala uncovers a series of significant shifts in New Hampshire's political geography at the county level. He reports that historically Republican counties Grafton and Merrimack have both tilted Democratic consistently in recent decades and that New Hampshire has become less Republican overall. All of these changes have impacted not just general elections in New Hampshire, but the Republican presidential primary as well.
New England Issue Brief No. 30
Durham, N.H. : Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire
Scala, Dante J., "Changes in New Hampshire’s republican party: evolving footprint in presidential politics, 1960-2008" (2011). The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository. Paper 156.
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