NH House Leaders Statement on Nearly Three Quarters of Granite Staters Supporting Right to Work Law

CONCORD – House Majority Leader D.J. Bettencourt (R-Salem) and House Division II Finance Chair and right to work sponsor, Will Smith (R-New Castle) today commented on the WMUR Granite State survey put out by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center.  According to the survey, Most New Hampshire adults, 71% favor such a law, 12% oppose it, and 17% are neutral or have no opinion. Majorities of all demographic groups, including Democrats (69%), liberals (66%), and even union households (60%), favor this law. 

House Majority Leader D.J. Bettencourt

“The majority of Granite Staters know that as long as we continue the practice of forced unionism in New Hampshire, we’re going to lose out on many of the job opportunities that could keep them here. Passing Right to Work will give a major boost to our state’s future income and private-sector job growth.”

House Right to Work Sponsor, Will Smith

“It is unfortunate that Governor Lynch continues to be out of touch with the Granite State residents through his continued diligence in standing with union bosses against worker freedom in New Hampshire. We hope this is a wake-up call to Democrat gubernatorial candidate Maggie Hassan as well and that she will choose to stand with the 71% majority of Granite Staters—including members of her own party and even union households—who favor right to work and not the union bosses. We hope this rallies support in the Senate to take this important legislation off the table so we can continue to work toward making New Hampshire the first right to work state in New England. Watching opportunities for good, new jobs and economic growth pass us by is against our state’s traditions and weakens the New Hampshire Advantage.  We need to get the Granite State back in the game of being competitive and helping our citizens.”