The 2012 Republican presidential contendersThe 2012 Republican primary contenders in a June, 2011 debate at Saint Anselm College.
Students stand in for a debate rehearsalStudents enjoy behind-the-scenes access to many NHIOP events, including debates.
President Fr. Jonathan DeFelice, O.S.B., welcomed democratic candidates to the college in 2007
A candidate meets the press after a debateInternational media attention is focused on Saint Anselm during the New Hampshire Primary.
Gov. Romney and Congressman RyanGov. Romney and Congressman Ryan appeared at Saint Anselm in August, 2012 for a town hall meeting.
Students work with CNNStudents can work with campaigns, and the media through the NHIOP.
President Bill Clinton at Saint Anselm CollegePresident Clinton spoke at the college in 2007 to thousands of City Year conference attendees

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New Hampshire Institute of Politics & Political Library

History is being made in New Hampshire's home for politics. Anyone who wants to be a participant, not merely a bystander, can do it at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics & Political Library (NHIOP) at Saint Anselm College.

100th Anniversary of the First New Hampshire Presidential Primary


The 100th anniversary of the first New Hampshire primary will be celebrated in 2016. The first presidential primary was held in 1916 and has held the status as the first-in-the-nation since 1920. Prior to 1952, the primary did not hold the prominence it holds today. In 1949, laws were changed to make the primary a way to directly select candidates rather than delegates, and thereby increase voter turnout. In the decades since this change, the New Hampshire primary has become a cornerstone of presidential elections.


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Saint Anselm-Bloomberg Poll: Voters on 2014 Midterms

Saint Anselm-Bloomberg Poll: Voters on 2014 Midterms

Saint Anselm-Bloomberg Poll: Voters on 2014 Midterms

While Republicans in Washington are still celebrating their November victories, those with 2016 in their sights-Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio-will have to exercise some degree of restraint in the Senate if they want to impress New Hampshire voters....Read More

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Saint Anselm/Bloomberg Politics Release NH Poll

Saint Anselm/Bloomberg Politics Release NH Poll

Saint Anselm/Bloomberg Politics Release NH Poll

A new Saint Anselm/Bloomberg Politics New Hampshire poll shows Rand Paul and Chris Christie leading the GOP field, each drawing 16% support among likely Republican primary voters when Mitt Romney is removed from the field....Read More

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Saint Anselm-Bloomberg Poll: GOP primary poll results

Saint Anselm-Bloomberg Poll: GOP primary poll results

Saint Anselm-Bloomberg Poll: GOP primary poll results

Republican Rand Paul is showing early strength for a possible 2016 presidential bid in the first primary state, where a Bloomberg Politics/Saint Anselm New Hampshire Poll shows him running slightly ahead of more established names....Read More

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Saint Anselm-Bloomberg Poll: Democratic primary poll results

Saint Anselm-Bloomberg Poll: Democratic primary poll results

Saint Anselm-Bloomberg Poll: Democratic primary poll results

Hillary Clinton holds a historic lead in the New Hampshire Democratic primary, although a shift in opinion about the party's brand could be a drag on her candidacy in the general election....Read More

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Saint Anselm Partners with Bloomberg Politics

Saint Anselm Partners with Bloomberg Politics

Saint Anselm Partners with Bloomberg Politics

Bloomberg Politics and Saint Anselm Announce Partnership on 2016 Election Coverage: Collaboration Kicks Off Next Week with New Hampshire Poll Conducted by Purple Strategies ...Read More

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