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Toplines - New Hampshire Senate - May 11, 2010

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New Hampshire State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted May 11, 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?

32% Strongly approve
18% Somewhat approve
9% 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?

22% Strongly approve
34% Somewhat approve
24% Somewhat disapprove
19% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

3* 2010 New Hampshire Senate Race

May 11, 2010

April 7, 2010

March 8, 2010

February 10, 2010

Kelly Ayotte (R)

50%

50%

47%

46%

Paul Hodes (D)

38%

35%

37%

39%

Some other candidate

3%

4%

4%

3%

Not sure

9%

11%

12%

13%

May 11, 2010

April 7, 2010

March 8, 2010

February 10, 2010

Ovide Lamontagne (R)

38%

44%

38%

38%

Paul Hodes (D)

43%

39%

42%

44%

Some other candidate

8%

7%

5%

4%

Not sure

11%

11%

15%

13%

May 11, 2010

April 7, 2010

March 8, 2010

February 10, 2010

Bill Binnie (R)

49%

49%

46%

42%

Paul Hodes (D)

37%

37%

36%

41%

Some other candidate

6%

4%

4%

3%

Not sure

8%

10%

14%

13%

May 11, 2010

Jim Bender (R)

39%

Paul Hodes (D)

41%

Some other candidate

8%

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

21%

42%

19%

8%

10%

Hodes

25%

20%

16%

31%

7%

Lamontagne

5%

28%

25%

14%

28%

Binnie

18%

32%

19%

11%

20%

Bender

4%

30%

22%

12%

32%

5* A proposal has been made to repeal the health care bill and stop it from going into affect. Do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose a proposal to repeal the health care bill?

41% Strongly favor
12% Somewhat favor
9% Somewhat oppose
35% Strongly oppose

4% Not sure

6* Some people believe that the goal of immigration policy should be to keep out national security threats, criminals, and those who would come here to live off our welfare system. Beyond that, all immigrants would be welcome. Do you agree or disagree with that goal for immigration policy?

59% Agree
22% Disagree
19% Not sure

7* Do you favor or oppose legislation that authorizes local police to stop and verify the immigration status of anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant?

48% Favor
40% Oppose
11% Not sure

8* How concerned are you that efforts to identify and deport illegal immigrants will also end up violating the civil rights of some U.S. citizens?

30% Very concerned
27% Somewhat concerned
27% Not very concerned

13% Not at all concerned
2% Not sure

9* How important is it for Congress to pass major energy legislation aimed at reducing global warming this year?

38% Very important

22% Somewhat important

17% Not very important

21% Not at all important

2% Not sure

10* Do you favor or oppose a major energy bill aimed at reducing global warming?

48% Favor
33% Oppose
19% Not sure

11* Some commentators have labeled one of the major political parties as the “Party of No”. Which party is sometimes called the Party of No? Is it the Republicans or the Democrats?

72% Republicans
7% Democrats

21% Not sure

12* In today’s political climate, is it a good thing or a bad thing to be the Party of No?

30% Good
42% Bad
28% Not sure

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