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Toplines - New Hampshire Senate - August 5, 2010

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New Hampshire Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted August 5, 2010

By Rasmussen Reports

 

 

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

   

    36% Strongly approve 

     13% Somewhat approve

      8% Somewhat disapprove

    42% Strongly disapprove

      1% Not sure

  

2* 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?

    24% Strongly approve

    31% Somewhat approve

    26% Somewhat disapprove

    18% Strongly disapprove

      1% Not sure

 

3* 2010 New Hampshire Senate Race

 

Kelly Ayotte (R)

Paul Hodes (D)

Some other candidate

Not sure

August 5, 2010

51%

38%

4%

6%

July 12, 2010

49%

37%

7%

7%

May 11, 2010

50%

38%

3%

9%

April 7, 2010

50%

35%

4%

11%

March 8, 2010

47%

37%

4%

12%

February 10, 2010

46%

39%

3%

13%

 

 

Bill Binnie (R)

Paul Hodes (D)

Some other candidate

Not sure

August 5, 2010

46%

40%

8%

7%

July 12, 2010

49%

38%

7%

6%

May 11, 2010

49%

37%

6%

8%

April 7, 2010

49%

37%

4%

10%

March 8, 2010

46%

36%

4%

14%

February 10, 2010

42%

41%

3%

13%

 

 

4* 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 Senate Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Ayotte

22%

33%

21%

12%

11%

Hodes   

23%

23%

13%

31%

10%

Binnie

16%

29%

26%

12%

16%

 

 

5* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable impression of Sarah Palin?

 

23% Very favorable
20% Somewhat favorable

  9% Somewhat unfavorable

45% Very unfavorable

  2% Not sure

 

6* Okay now I’m going to read you a short list of names. In political terms, please tell me whether that person is very conservative, somewhat conservative, moderate, somewhat liberal or very liberal.

 

Candidate Ideology

Very Conservative

Somewhat Conservative

Moderate

Somewhat Liberal

Very Liberal

Not sure

Ayotte

21%

48%

11%

3%

2%

15%

Hodes

3%

7%

22%

29%

26%

13%

Binnie

20%

33%

20%

5%

5%

17%

 

7* Would it be more accurate to describe [candidate’s] views as mainstream or extreme?

 

Candidate Views

Mainstream

Extreme

Not sure

Portman

54%

23%

23%

Fisher

41%

39%

19%

Binnie

51%

22%

27%

 

8* How would you rate your own personal finances these days?


10% Excellent
36% Good

36% Fair

16% Poor

  3% Not sure

 

9*  Are your personal finances getting better these days, or worse?

 

24% Better

43% Worse

30% About the same

  3% Not sure

   

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