Bernie is appearing at UNH with HC today, allegedly to discuss the “New College Compact.” Heavy.com is live streaming the event. WMUR is also carrying this live. As everyone knows, Bernie promised to campaign for the Dem nominee wherever he was needed and when his travel schedule allowed.
So far, NH state leaders are appearing first, discussing issues such as funding for Planned Parenthood and the Monday night debate. Regarding PP, the State’s Executive Council voted not to renew PP funding in 2011, which according to the NYT:
the state’s Executive Council voted in 2011 not to renew Planned Parenthood’s contract under Title X, leaving parts of the state with no federally funded family planning services until the Department of Health and Human Services stepped in with an emergency grant three months later. Fortunately, the council voted in June to restore funding.
But of course, it is not really much of a stop gap.
Audience is a mix of students, faculty, and community members. But the student population does not make up the bulk of it, and there are plenty of available seats.
Building on Spring Texan’s diary yesterday about millennials and Clinton, Clinton does have work to do with this demographic. At TOP, the GOS posted results from Democracy Corp online dial with 100 people poll (a focus group) in which HC did better with non-college graduates, but at the end of the debate, she lost 5 pis with the millennials. (Trump fared worse).
Bear in mind the methodology employed:
Democracy Corps conducted online dial meter research among
100 likely voters nationally: 50 persuadable voters, 25 white
unmarried women, and 25 millennials during the presidential
debate. Surveys were administered before and after the live dial
meter session. An online breakout focus group among those who
changed their vote or become more certain of the vote was
conducted after the debate
This research is qualitative in nature and involves 100 total
participants. Results are not statistically projectable onto a larger
I’ll be posting some remarks Bernie and the Secretary make at the event, as well as some of my own thoughts about the crowd’s reactions. As this is not on TV and being live streamed, I may not capture as much as I would normally when I have a DVR set up to playback something that I didn’t hear very well or may have not understood at first.
Bernie and HC should be on in a few minutes. Please feel free to make comments about the event or anything else of political interest.