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Toplines - New Hampshire Senate - March 8, 2010

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New Hampshire State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted March 8, 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?

29% Strongly approve
19% Somewhat approve
11% 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?

25% Strongly approve
38% Somewhat approve
21% Somewhat disapprove
15% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

3* 2010 New Hampshire Senate Race

February 10, 2010

March 8, 2010

Kelly Ayotte (R)

46%

47%

Paul Hodes (D)

39%

37%

Some other candidate

3%

4%

Not sure

13%

12%

February 10, 2010

March 8, 2010

Ovide Lamontagne (R)

38%

38%

Paul Hodes (D)

44%

42%

Some other candidate

4%

5%

Not sure

13%

15%

February 10, 2010

March 8, 2010

Bill Binnie (R)

42%

46%

Paul Hodes (D)

41%

36%

Some other candidate

3%

4%

Not sure

13%

14%

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%

38%

15%

7%

17%

Hodes

20%

26%

14%

28%

12%

Lamontagne

7%

26%

22%

11%

34%

Binnie

13%

34%

18%

8%

27%

5* 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?

24% Strongly favor
20% Somewhat favor
8% Somewhat oppose
45% Strongly oppose
2% Not sure

6* How would you rate the way that Barack Obama has handled the issue of healthcare reform…excellent, good, fair or poor?

10% Excellent
27% Good
14% Fair
49% Poor
1% Not sure

7* What would be a better strategy to reform the healthcare system...passing a comprehensive bill that covers all aspects of the healthcare system or passing smaller bills that address problems individually?

31% Passing a comprehensive bill that cover all aspects of the healthcare system

58% Passing smaller bills that address problems individually

11% Not sure

8* When it comes to health care decisions, who do you fear the most: the federal government or private insurance companies?

46% Federal government
45% Private insurance companies
8% Not sure

9* Regardless of how Congress is doing overall, does your local representative in Congress deserve to be reelected?

34% Yes
38% No
28% Not sure

10* Generally speaking, would it better for the country if most incumbents in Congress were reelected this November or if most of them were defeated?

19% Better if most incumbents were reelected
61% Better if most incumbents were defeated
20% Not sure

11* Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable opinion of the Tea Party movement?

45% Favorable
39% Unfavorable
16% Not sure

12* Do you consider yourself a part of the Tea Party Movement?

16% Yes
69% No
15% Not sure

13* A year from today, will the U.S. economy be stronger than it is now, or weaker?

44% Stronger

35% Weaker

15% About the same

6% Not sure

14* Is it possible for anyone who really wants to work to find a job?

27% Yes
54% No
19% Not sure

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