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Toplines - New Hampshire Senate - January 12, 2010

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New Hampshire State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted January 12, 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
21% Somewhat approve
9% Somewhat disapprove
38% 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?

23% Strongly approve
35% Somewhat approve
19% Somewhat disapprove
19% Strongly disapprove
3% Not sure

* 2010 New Hampshire Senate Race

Ovide Lamontagne (R)

38%

Paul Hodes (D)

45%

Some other candidate

6%

Not sure

11%

Kelly Ayotte (R)

49%

Paul Hodes (D)

40%

Some other candidate

3%

Not sure

8%

Bill Binnie (R)

37%

Paul Hodes (D)

43%

Some other candidate

5%

Not sure

15%

5* 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

23%

37%

17%

4%

19%

Hodes

21%

28%

18%

25%

8%

Lamontagne

8%

30%

24%

11%

27%

Binnie

4%

30%

20%

9%

37%

6* Generally speaking, do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose the health care reform plan proposed by President Obama and the congressional Democrats?

22% Strongly favor
24% Somewhat favor

8% Somewhat oppose

44% Strongly oppose
2% Not sure

7* What is the biggest problem with health care - the lack of universal coverage, the cost, the inconvenience of scheduling or the quality of care?

28% The lack of universal coverage

55% The cost

1% The inconvenience of scheduling

10% The quality of care

6% Not sure

8* Do you favor or oppose a single payer health care system where the federal government provides coverage for everyone?

39% Favor

49% Oppose

11% Not sure

9* If the health care reform plan passes, should individual states have the right to opt out of the entire plan?

46% Yes

40% No
14% Not sure

10* Overall, how would you rate President Obama’s handling of the situation in Afghanistan…Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

12% Excellent
28% Good
34% Fair
24% Poor
2% Not sure

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

35% The United States and its allies

31% The terrorists

28% Neither

6% Not sure

12* Over the next six months will the situation in Afghanistan get better or worse?

30% Better

34% Worse

24% Stay about the same

12% Not sure

13* Some people say that there is a natural tension between protecting individual rights and national security. In the United States today, does our legal system worry too much about protecting individual rights, too much about protecting national security, or is the balance about right?

46% Legal system worries too much about protecting individual rights
12% Legal system worries too much about protecting national security
31% Balance is about right
10% Not sure

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