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Toplines - New Hampshire Senate - September 15, 2010

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New Hampshire Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted September 15, 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?

   

    28% Strongly approve 

     19% Somewhat approve

      8% Somewhat disapprove

    43% 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?

    28% Strongly approve

    29% Somewhat approve

    21% Somewhat disapprove

    18% Strongly disapprove

      4% Not sure

 

3* 2010 New Hampshire Senate Race

 

Kelly Ayotte (R)

Paul Hodes (D)

Some other candidate

Not sure

September 15, 2010

51%

44%

1%

4%

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%

 

*Note:  All surveys conducted prior to September 15 do not include leaners.

 

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

23%

33%

23%

16%

5%

Hodes   

22%

22%

16%

32%

9%

5* In terms of how you will vote in the next national election, are you primarily interested in National Security issues such as the War with Iraq and the War on Terror, Economic issues such as jobs and economic growth, Domestic Issues like Social Security and Health Care, Cultural issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion, or Fiscal issues such as taxes and government spending? 63-11

    11% National Security Issues
   47% Economic Issues

   18% Domestic Issues

     4% Cultural Issues

   13% Fiscal Issues

     6% Not sure

 

6* Do most members of Congress care what constituents think?

    22% Yes

    60% No

    18% Not Sure

 

7* How angry are you at the policies of the U.S. government?

 

    47% Very angry

    17% Somewhat angry

    24% Not very angry

    10% Not at all angry

    2% Not sure

 

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

     44% Strongly favor
        9% Somewhat favor
     12% Somewhat oppose
     32% Strongly oppose
       3% Not sure

 

9* If the health care bill is repealed would that be good for the economy, bad for the economy or would it have no impact on the economy?

 

     47% Good
     27% Bad
     16% No impact

     10% Not sure

 

10* Generally speaking, how would you rate the U.S. economy these days? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

 

    1% Excellent
   3% Good
    38% Fair
    56% Poor
      2% Not sure

 

11* Are economic conditions in the country getting better or worse?

 

     30% Better
    
44% Worse
    
22% Staying the same
      
4% Not sure

12* Is the U.S. currently in a recession?

   69% Yes
18% No
13% Not sure

13* Do you know anyone who is out of work and looking for a job?

 

     75% Yes 
     21% No
       4% Not sure


14* Is the job market better than it was a year ago, worse than it was a year ago or about the same?

 

     22% Better
    
37% Worse
    
39% Staying the same
      
1% Not sure

   

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