Most influential players in the New Hampshire primary
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There are an endless amount of polls in any presidential race, but Smith may run the single most important of them all. Most organizations run national polls, seen as irrelevant to what is going on in the early voting states. Iowa polls are nearly impossible to conduct because of the low turnout. But New Hampshire can be polled and Smith has the most prestigious and reputable. Consider the fact that his last poll before the 2004 New Hampshire had exactly the same numbers as the actual outcome for John Kerry and Howard Dean.
UNH pollster Andy Smith
There are an endless amount of polls in any presidential race, but Smith may run the single most important of them all. Most organizations run national polls, seen as irrelevant to what is going on in the early voting states. Iowa polls are nearly impossible to conduct because of the low turnout. But New Hampshire can be polled and Smith has the most prestigious and reputable. Consider the fact that his last poll before the 2004 New Hampshire had exactly the same numbers as the actual outcome for John Kerry and Howard Dean.