A few days ago, we reported on some Republicans expressing concern over Governor Sununu’s emergency orders. Folks from whom you would not typically hear that sort of thing. So, we made it a poll question. “Would You Support a Republican Primary Challenger to NH Gov. Chris Sununu?”
Here are the results.
73.8% opposed a primary and said: “No, I will vote for Governor Sununu.”
16.18% said yes, I would support a primary challenger, while 10% said they would think about it if it were the right candidate.
Those look like some solid numbers for the Governor among those who responded. But there is still room for concern. We did not ask, and perhaps we’ll do this in a later poll if they would refuse to vote for Chris Sununu in November?
Social Media surfing produces a good number of folks who said they will not vote for him. Period. The emergency orders and continued restrictions on job creators have made it impossible for them to provide further support. The 16% who choose any primary candidate represents some of that frustration.
Can you stand to lose that much support and still expect to win?
A change in course could draw some of those folks back, but is that number scary enough to drive a change in policy? The Governor has another update for us today. Many expect him to extend this chaos for another 21 days under cover of lightening a few things here and there. I doubt that’s what they are hoping to hear.
Check back for our next poll question later today. Who would you choose for the Republican Primary in NH Congressional District One?