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Toplines - 2010 New Hampshire Governor - April 7, 2010

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New Hampshire State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted April 7, 2010
By Rasmussen Reports

1* How would you rate the job John Lynch has been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

22% Strongly approve
37% Somewhat approve
25% Somewhat disapprove
14% Strongly disapprove
2% Not sure

2* 2010 New Hampshire Governor’s Race

April 7, 2010

March 8, 2010

January 12, 2010

Jack Kimball (R)

34%

32%

32%

John Lynch (D)

50%

51%

51%

Some other candidate

4%

3%

4%

Not sure

12%

13%

12%

April 7, 2010

March 8, 2010

January 12, 2010

Karen Testerman (R)

33%

28%

30%

John Lynch (D)

50%

54%

53%

Some other candidate

6%

5%

5%

Not sure

11%

14%

12%

April 7, 2010

March 8, 2010

John Stephen (R)

37%

35%

John Lynch (D)

47%

50%

Some other candidate

5%

2%

Not sure

11%

14%

3* I’m going to read you a short list of people in the News. For each, please let me know if you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable impression.

Candidate for the NH Governor’s Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Lynch

27%

33%

17%

18%

5%

Testerman

4%

27%

17%

10%

42%

Kimball

5%

31%

17%

9%

39%

Stephen

7%

29%

16%

11%

37%

4*Some people believe a federal law requiring every American to buy or obtain health insurance is unconstitutional. Some states have announced that they will sue the federal government to fight that requirement. Would you favor or oppose having your state sue the federal government to prevent it from becoming law?

54% Favor

41% Oppose
6% Not sure

5*Generally speaking, how would you rate the U.S. economy these days? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

0% Excellent
6% Good

42% Fair
52% Poor

0% Not sure

6* Are economic conditions in the country getting better or worse?

38% Better

39% Worse

20% About the same

4% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence