The latest poll of Granite State voters shows that Governor Charles E. “Buddy” Roemer is polling at three percent, a full two points ahead of former national frontrunner Rick Perry. The poll, which was Public Policy Polling’s final survey ahead of the first in the nation primary, shows that Roemer’s message is resonating with New Hampshire voters.
“More people are starting to recognize me when I walk down the street in Manchester. They’re starting to get excited and say, ‘I saw you on the news, and I liked what you had to say.’ The polling is reflecting that. It feels good after having spent the last six months here in New Hampshire – it’s finally feeling like home.” Roemer said. He went on to add, “if only we had even just one more week of the media coverage we’ve had over the last few days, I think we’d easily reach five or six percent. The message of getting the money out of politics and of being free to lead resonates with the independent-minded voters here in New Hampshire, and I’m glad they’re starting to hear it.”
Buddy Roemer has raised just over $300,000 for his campaign to date, with his self-imposed $100 contribution limit ensuring that all of his contributions come from small donors in all 50 states. The Houston Chronicle has called the David versus Goliath battle one of the five remaining mysteries to be answered by the New Hampshire primary, musing whether “an underfunded Louisiana maverick” can really “compete with a $17 million Texas powerhouse.” Only four percent of Perry’s donations come from small donors, with the remainder coming from large donors and PACs.
The Public Policy Polling survey was released January 8, 2011, and reflects a sample of 1771 likely Republican primary voters polled by telephone on January 7 and 8. This follows on the heels of a Suffolk University/7 News poll that also showed Governor Roemer outpolling Governor Perry two percent to one. The full results are available at http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2011/PPP_Release_NH_108.pdf.
Governor Buddy Roemer is a four-term Congressman and former Governor of Louisiana. He is known for refusing PAC and special interest money, implementing campaign finance reform, turning around Louisiana’s failing economy and cutting the state’s unemployment rate in half in just four years. Roemer is a candidate for President of the United States. His website is www.BuddyRoemer.com.