NH Governor Election 2022 Polls: Sununu leads Tom Sherman by 17 points.
NH Governor Election 2022 Polls: Chris Sununu: 54.3%, Tom Sherman: 39%
Google Search: Chris Sununu: 60%, Tom Sherman: 40%
Social Media Sentiments: Chris Sununu: -35.6%, Tom Sherman: 38.8%
The election to elect New Hampshire’s next Governor will be held on November 8, 2022. The incumbent is Republican Chris Sununu, who has already announced that he will be running for a fourth term. New Hampshire is just one of two US states, along with Vermont to have 2-year governor terms.
While this race may not be competitive, New Hampshire will hold a crucial and competitive race for Senate with Sununu’s predecessor, Maggie Hassan (D) running for re-election.
2022 NH Governor Race Predictions: Who is gaining?
- Polls: Chris Sununu
- Google Search Share: Tom Sherman
- Social Media Sentiment: Tom Sherman
NH Governor Election 2022 Polls
|Average of all Polls||October 26th|
|Insider Advantage||October 23rd|
|Emerson College||October 19th|
NH Governor Election 2022 Polls: Google Search Share
Last 7 days
- Chris Sununu: 60%
- Tom Sherman: 40%
New Hampshire Governor Race 2022 Polls: Social Media Net Sentiment
Last 7 Days
- Sununu: (-35.6%)
- Sherman: (-38.8%)
New Hampshire Governor Polls 2022: Racial Demographics
As per the latest 2020 Census Figures, the voting age demographics of the state are as follows:
- White: 89%
- Hispanic: 4%
- Others: 7%
NH Governor Election 2022 Polls: What Happened In the Last Election?
The last New Hampshire gubernatorial election was held on November 3, 2020. Chris Sununu defeated his opponent Dan Feltes comfortably.
Sununu’s 2020 win was a landslide win as he received the most votes of any Gubernatorial candidate in NH history despite Biden winning the state by over 7 points. His first two races were much closer. He only won by 2.2 points in 2016 and a little over 7 in 2018. In 2020 he received 65.1% of the total votes polled while his opponent received only 33.4% of the votes.
New Hampshire is one of the whitest states in the country and had one of the larger swings in 2020 compared to 2016. In 2016, it was the closest state in the country by raw vote total as Clinton won by 0.3%.
However, Biden did 7 points better powered by impressive margins with White college-educated voters in the southeast of the state, which is considered part of the Boston Metro Area. The demographics of the state do favor Democrats, as it is irreligious, heavily urbanized and one of the most college-educated states in the country.
However, it remains politically quirky as its voter tend to split their tickets a lot. While Biden won the state in 2020, Republicans won full control of the state legislature, wresting it from Democratic control after they won it during their 2018 wave, powered by Governor Sununu’s popularity. Democrats will be hoping to avoid a surprising result like this again.