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We’re No. 1!?!

A few weeks back the Politico website attempted to rank the 50 states by overall strength. Guess who came out on top? Sure, sure, it’s nice for New Hampshire to be known as No. 1, but these things are certainly subjective. After all, there are limitless ways to measure states against each other. For instance, we are the . . .

49th most religious state

That’s according to a new Gallup poll. (No. 1 is Mississippi; No. 50 is Vermont.)

25th most fond of President Obama

The rate of people who approve of his performance is 44.6 percent, according to a Gallup study. (No. 1 is the District of Columbia; No. 51 is Wyoming.)

8th happiest

That’s according to a 2012 Gallup survey that asked about work environment, physical health, emotional health, exercise and smoking, access to health care and food, and overall life satisfaction. (No. 1 is Hawaii; No. 50 is Nevada.)

3rd safest

That’s according to the Institute for Economics and Peace, which considered the number of homicides and violent crimes, the incarceration rate, number of police employees and availability of small arms. (No. 1 is Maine; No. 50 is Louisiana.)

7th wealthiest state

That’s when per capita income is ranked, according to the U.S. Census. (No. 1 is the District of Columbia; No. 51 is Mississippi.)

5th healthiest

That’s according to the United Health Foundation. (No. 1 is Hawaii; No. 50 is Mississippi.)

4th freest

That’s according to the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, a market-oriented think tank, which considered issues of personal freedom, government regulation and fiscal policy. (No. 1 is North Dakota; No. 50 is New York.)

10th best state for employment

The rate of unemployment here is 5.1 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (No. 1 is North Dakota; No. 50 is Rhode Island.)

8th best business tax climate

That’s the assessment of the conservative Tax Foundation for 2014. (No. 1 is Wyoming; No. 50 is New York.)

27th best for business

That’s the assessment of CNBC, based on measures of competitiveness, including infrastructure, cost of doing business and cost of living. (No. 1 is South Dakota; No. 50 is Hawaii.)

7th best for home ownership

The rate here is 72 percent, according to the U.S. Census. (No. 1 is West Virginia; No. 51 is the District of Columbia.)

5th best for high school graduation

The rate here is 91.4 percent, according to the U.S. Census. (No. 1 is Wyoming; No. 50 is Texas.)

8th longest-lived

Average life expectancy is 80.3 years, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. (No. 1 is Hawaii; No. 51 is Mississippi.)

17th most fit

The obesity rate is 25.1 percent, according to a Gallup study. (No. 1 is Colorado; No. 50 is West Virginia.)

7th best for science and technology

The rate of people employed in science, technology, engineering and math fields is 6.9 percent, according to the U.S. Census. (No. 1 is the District of Columbia; No. 51 is Mississippi.)

17th most gay

The rate of people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender is 3.7 percent, according to a Gallup poll. (No. 1 is the District of Columbia; No. 51 is North Dakota.)

....and every day the democrats try and legislate change in NH and when that fails they go to court to make it happen. Time to return to the biennium so they can only do 1/2 as much damage.

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