New Hampshire gubernatorial election, 2008

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New Hampshire gubernatorial election, 2008
New Hampshire
2006 ←
November 4, 2008
→ 2010

  Governor John Lynch.jpg
Nominee John Lynch Joseph Kenney
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 479,042 188,555
Percentage 70.15% 27.61%

Governor before election

John Lynch
Democratic

Elected Governor

John Lynch
Democratic

The New Hampshire gubernatorial election of 2008, took place on November 4, 2008. Incumbent governor John Lynch won his third term with a landslide victory over Republican opponent Joseph Kenney.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic Primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Lynch (inc.) 44,549 90.69%
Democratic Kathryn Forry 4,444 9.05%
Democratic Write-ins 131 0.27%
Totals 49,124 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joseph Kenney 49,235 92.69%
Republican Write-ins 3,885 7.31%
Totals 53,120 100.00%

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll Source Dates administered John Lynch (D) Joseph Kenney (R)
Survey USA October 29–30, 2008 65% 28%
Survey USA October 4–5, 2008 67% 24%
American Research Group June 13–17, 2008 65% 21%
University of New Hampshire April 25–30, 2008 68% 17%
American Research Group March 21, 2008 62% 20%
American Research Group December 21, 2007 48% 32%

Results[edit]

New Hampshire gubernatorial election, 2008[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John Lynch (inc.) 479,042 70.15% -3.86%
Republican Joseph Kenney 188,555 27.61% +1.78%
Libertarian Susan Newell 14,987 2.19% +2.01%
Write-ins 326 0.05%
Majority 290,487 42.54% -5.64%
Turnout 682,910
Democratic hold Swing

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