Category: Patrick Hynes

Can advocacy campaigns rely on polling data?

Can advocacy campaigns rely on polling data? Key points: Political polling is “done”: Luntz Advocacy and public affairs industry needs to rethink intel gathering HUMINT, proxy issues, sentiment analysis, online panels Among the biggest losers of the 2020 campaign is the political polling industry. “The political polling profession is done,” Frank Luntz told Axios the day after virtually every poll was shown to be very, very… Read more »

Policy Consequences of the N.H.’s 2020 Election Results

Policy Consequences of N.H.’s 2020 Election Key points:  New Senate President, new Speaker of the House, new Attorney General New Democratic leadership?  Income tax is dead for a political generation Republican agenda is back on the table COVID, tax cuts, electric rates, health insurance costs, drug costs, education funding Granite Staters woke up Wednesday morning to a very different political scene in New Hampshire. Before the… Read more »

DecisionMakers Podcast: Sen. Jeb Bradley

Want to know what Granite State leaders think about the big issues? Start listening to the HynesSight DecisionMakers Podcast. The HynesSight DecisionMakers Podcast dives into the policies and issues most important to the women and men who make the state of New Hampshire tick. Every episode, host Patrick Hynes of Hynes Communications asks Granite State leaders about the key issues confronting the people of New Hampshire…. Read more »

Poll: Trump Has Opening in NH on Eve of Rally Visit

As he prepares to hold a major outdoor rally in Portsmouth on Saturday, a new poll from data firm Zeeto shows President Donald Trump has an opening to win New Hampshire – a state he narrowly lost in 2016 – in November. Forty-two percent of respondents to the poll say they back Trump in November while 30% are committed to voting for former Vice President Joe… Read more »

Can Trump win New Hampshire?

The outcome of the 2016 Presidential election came down to a handful of Midwestern states in which just enough working class white voters backed Donald J. Trump to put him over the top against Hillary Clinton. Lost in all of that drama was the closeness of the contest for New Hampshire’s four electoral votes. Clinton defeated Trump in the Granite State by only 2,732 votes. Not… Read more »

Three Reasons Why Gov. Sununu’s Numbers are So Strong

The nation’s governors have the unenviable responsibility of managing their states’ COVID-19 responses and telling their residents “you can’t do that” until things settle down and we can reopen. Despite some protests, those governors have received pretty high marks for their performances. Eighty-five percent of Ohioans approve of the way Gov. Mike DeWine has handled his state’s response. Eighty-four percent of New Yorkers approve of Gov…. Read more »

Poll: Congress will need to convince Americans they need Stimulus IV

Even before Congress began debating how best to replenish small business loan programs enacted in the Phase III stimulus bill passed in the wake of the economic destruction created by the COVID-19 crisis, leaders in Washington started to push for an unprecedented Phase IV economic stimulus bill. However, they will need to convince Americans the time is now and that we cannot wait, according to a… Read more »

Klobuchar Surge Shows why this Process Needs New Hampshire

The biggest loser emerging from the early going of the Democratic nomination process is no candidate, but rather the Iowa Caucuses. Busted apps, coin flips, and quirky delegate allocations appear to have finally convinced most Americans that the Buckeye State may not be up to the task of picking our next president. When party honchos inevitably reshuffle the calendar for 2024, they should protect New Hampshire’s… Read more »

Bellwether Town’s Voters as Scattered as Dems across the Country

  My hometown of Laconia is the bellwether for the whole Granite State. I asked my Democratic friends, family, and neighbors who they were supporting in the presidential primary. Their answers were as varied as the field and as scattered as most of the polling. A condensed some of their answers into an Op-Ed for Morning Consult, which you can read HERE. Here’s an excerpt: Sen…. Read more »

Three Things to Know About Twitter’s Political Ban

Last week, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced that the popular platform would ban political advertising heading into the 2020 election. The move contrasts Twitter from Facebook, which is under increased pressure to do something more following scrutiny around the 2016 election. Here are three things to know. What: Twitter will ban ads from political candidates and issue organizations beginning this month. CEO Dorsey said that the… Read more »