At GOUSA we are not big fans of the legacy media much less CNN. But when a news source with a clear left-wing bias suggests that Don Bolduc could win his New Hampshire senate race we take notice.
“New Hampshire is exactly the type of seat you might expect Republicans to be competitive in, given the polling we’ve seen nationally. A CNN/SSRS poll published this week put Republicans ahead by four points on the generic congressional ballot. That’s an 8-point shift toward the Republicans from the final 2020 presidential result.”
The eight-point shift is exactly the margin between Biden and Trump in New Hampshire in the 2020 election.
And as we blogged about in the past, Hassan only won the seat in 2016 by a razor thin margin. She was never that popular with New Hampshire voters. A majority of New Hampshire voters want someone else.
New Hampshirites expect to see their candidates up close and personal. Bolduc has been out there the entire time doing eighty town hall meetings while Hassan ducked debates and holed up in her basement and Washington office.
Moreover, New Hampshirites have been particularly negatively impacted by the policies of the Biden Administration.
- New Hampshirites have been doubly hard hit by rising gas process. They’ve been hit not only at the pump but also by higher prices for heating oil. If you are reading this from outside New England, most New Hampshire homes are heated by oil.
- New Hampshirites are prudent. Democrat spending programs and massive government borrowing (all supported by Hassan) don’t play well with thrifty New Hampshire voters.
- New Hampshire prides itself as a low tax state. Few New Hampshire voter look forward to the prospect of harassment from the 87,000 new IRS agents that Hassan voted for.
Lastly, we can’t help pointing out CNN’s own haughty attitude. CNN takes a swipe at polling by Trafalgar and St. Anselm college (“A number of pollsters that don’t meet CNN’s standards for publication have put out results indicating a tight race, or even a Republican advantage.“). However, the pollsters that CNN casts aspersions on are actually more accurate than CNN’s own polling (among the worst according to analysis by Real Clear Politics). Apparently, Mr. Enten’s mother never told him that you shouldn’t criticize others if you can’t do better yourself.