Despite a late launch, Jackie Cilley in good standing in gubernatorial race
Barrington - Two polls released this week (The WMUR/Granite State poll and a PPP poll) confirm what our research has shown and what we're hearing from people across the state: the governor's race in New Hampshire is wide open. Despite attacks by conservatives like Grover Norquist, Jackie Cilley remains a top contender because voters want an independent leader who will have an open and honest conversation with them about jobs, the economy and the future of our state, uncensored by pledges that prevent all voices from being heard.
These are the fourth and fifth pubic polls conducted since the spring (two PPP, one Rasmussen, and two UNH/Granite State) that demonstrate that Jackie's campaign remains neck-and-neck with the other leading candidates.
"This is a sheer toss-up, but if there is movement, it will probably be toward the Democratic nominee," said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling, in a release this week.
"Our team is pleased with the results as we entered this race only in February which is late in comparison to others. We are still building momentum in our campaign and growing our name recognition across the state. I believe the election will be won by the person who shows the leadership necessary to revitalize our economy to create good jobs," said Jackie Cilley. " Voters want a governor who will bring some common sense back to Concord and they know that I will be that type of governor."
The poll conducted by respected national firm Public Policy Polling shows Jackie Cilley is tied within the margin of error with GOP frontrunner Ovide Lamontagne. The WMUR/Granite State poll reported similar results.
ABOUT JACKIE: Jackie Cilley is proud to have earned the support of nearly 15,000 union households across New Hampshire for her campaign for governor. Jackie, who served in both New Hampshire's House and Senate representing Barrington, built a successful business and taught more than 2500 New Hampshire students over her 20 years as a highly respected business professor with UNH's Whittemore School for Business and Economics. A Berlin native, Sen. Cilley earned a BA in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire and an MBA from the Whittemore School. Jackie and her husband Bruce have lived in Barrington for more than 20 years. They have five sons, 12 grandchildren, and two dogs.