In the current issue of "The Economist," there's an article about
New Hampshire as a "swing state" in the upcoming presidential election.
Unfortunately, the article isn't available online for free. Among other
things, the article says the following:
"[New Hampshire's] politics are libertarian rather than socially
conservative. It is an affluent place (its median income is the
fourth-highest in the country), full of well-educated folk who hate taxes:
there is no state income tax or sales tax. Yet it is generally moderate on
Registered voters in NH are currently registered 38% independent,
37% Republican, and 26% Democrat.
"Helped by [its] low taxes, New Hampshire---particularly its
southeastern section---has lured in plenty of upmarket service jobs, many
of them in finance and technology."
"According to the UNH Survey Centre, only one in three adults in
the state was born there, and a quarter were born in Massachusetts."
New Hampshire's "unemployment rate of 4.0% is well under the
national rate of 5.6%."
"Many New Hampshire voters fled high-tax Massachusetts, and they
are deeply suspicious of tax-and-spend liberals."
Tim Condon, Participant Services Director, Free State Project
Tampa, Florida - 813-251-2626 - email: tim@...
A chance to live what you believe: www.freestateproject.org
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