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Toplines - New Hampshire Senate - February 10, 2010

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New Hampshire State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted February 10, 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?

31% Strongly approve
18% Somewhat approve
10% Somewhat disapprove
41% 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
36% Somewhat approve
25% Somewhat disapprove
14% Strongly disapprove
2% Not sure

3* 2010 New Hampshire Senate Race

Kelly Ayotte (R)

46%

Paul Hodes (D)

39%

Some other candidate

3%

Not sure

13%

Ovide Lamontagne (R)

38%

Paul Hodes (D)

44%

Some other candidate

4%

Not sure

13%

Bill Binnie (R)

42%

Paul Hodes (D)

41%

Some other candidate

3%

Not sure

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

17%

40%

16%

5%

23%

Hodes

22%

27%

16%

26%

9%

Lamontagne

6%

29%

21%

10%

34%

Binnie

12%

33%

14%

8%

33%

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

9% Excellent

36% Good

36% Fair

15% Poor

4% Not sure

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

22% Better

42% Worse

33% About the same

3% Not sure

7* Is it possible to balance the federal budget without raising taxes?

45% Yes
37% No
18% Not sure

8* Do you favor or oppose an income tax cut for all Americans?

47% Favor
36% Oppose
18% Not sure

9* Which is a better way to create new jobs – cutting taxes or increasing government spending?

54% Cutting taxes

19% Increasing government spending

20% Neither

7% Not sure

10* Who is winning the War on Terrorism…the United States and its allies or the terrorists?

44% United States and its allies

22% Terrorists

29% Neither

5% Not Sure

11* Is the United States today safer than it was before the 9/11 terrorist attacks?

38% Yes
41% No
20% Not sure

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