Concord Monitor: Gov. Chris Sununu Has History and Poll Numbers On His Side

Chris Sununu is a popular governor presiding over a strong economy.

Per the RGA:

With sky-high approval numbers and a clear record of results for Granite State families, Governor Chris Sununu remains in strong position for re-election this November in New Hampshire. The Concord Monitor reports that Governor Sununu’s approval rating now stands at a strong 65 percent as he touts bipartisan accomplishments, including full-day Kindergarten and a fast-growing economy. With just four months until Election Day, Governor Sununu is getting high marks for leadership as he focuses on improving life for all the people of his state.

The Concord Monitor reports:

“Gov. Chris Sununu was in his element.

At the Airport Diner in Manchester in mid-June, the governor went from table to table, working the room as he chatted with customers.

Sununu, an affable, comfortable campaigner, said minutes earlier that he was ‘fired up’ as his re-election campaign gets underway.

‘I have a lot of passion for what I do. I have a lot of passion and I’m excited,’ he said on the same day he filed for re-election.

Sununu, New Hampshire’s first Republican governor in a dozen years, is running for a second two-year term in the corner office. Energized New Hampshire Democrats are hoping to limit him to one term, but with just over four months to go until Election Day, Sununu appears to be in the driver’s seat, according to political experts in the state.

‘Sometimes politics is simple: Chris Sununu is a popular governor presiding over a strong economy,’ University of New Hampshire political science professor Dante Scala said. ‘He’s in a commanding position four months out from the election.’

The governor’s approval rating stood at 65 percent in a Saint Anselm College Survey Center poll conducted in late April and 59 percent in University of New Hampshire Survey Center Granite State Poll conducted earlier that month. And those results weren’t lost on Sununu.

‘I think the numbers speak for themselves,’ Sununu said. ‘Now we have to go out and close the deal.’

The UNH survey and a Suffolk University poll also conducted in April indicated that Sununu stood to beat either of the two Democratic candidates by more than 20 percentage points in hypothetical general election showdowns…

Sununu pointed to accomplishments like funding full-day kindergarten with keno and emphasizing fixes to the state’s child welfare and mental health systems.

‘We have the fastest-growing economy, the most successful economy New Hampshire’s had in a long, long time. We have more people working today than ever before. We have the lowest taxes in 20 years in this state,’ he said.

His support for extending the state’s Medicaid expansion program for another five years, and his signing of a transgender-rights bill into law, have bipartisan appeal. So does his new crusade to protect New Hampshire’s no-sales-tax status by pushing back against a recent Supreme Court ruling allowing other states to collect internet sales taxes.

With the state’s legislative session over, Sununu is now moving into campaign mode. On Saturday he marched in a parade marking Laconia’s 125th anniversary as a New Hampshire city.

‘This is the Democrats’ worst fear. I’m one of the most popular governors in the country and I haven’t even started campaigning on all the success we’ve had yet,’ Sununu said in his Monitor interview.”

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