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Questions - 2012 New Hampshire Governor - October 15, 2012

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New Hampshire Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted October 15, 2012

By Rasmussen Reports


*Please note that we split the survey to rotate the order of the candidates, so while half will hear the Republican first, the other half hears the Democrat mentioned first.


1* If the 2012 presidential election were held today, would you vote for Republican Mitt Romney or Democrat Barack Obama?





Some other candidate

Not sure

October 15, 2012





October 9, 2012





Sept. 18, 2012





June 20, 2012






*NOTE: Results from surveys conducted prior to October 9, 2012 do not include leaners.


2* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of Mitt Romney?


36% Very favorable
16% Somewhat favorable
16% Somewhat unfavorable
32% Very Favorable
  0% Not sure

3* Whom do you trust more to handle the economy….Mitt Romney or Barack Obama?

50% Mitt Romney
48% Barack Obama
  2% Not Sure

4* Whom do you trust more to handle national security issues…Mitt Romney or Barack Obama?

48% Mitt Romney
50% Barack Obama
  2% Not Sure

5* In reacting to the nation’s current economic problems, what worries you more….that the federal government will do too much or that the federal government will not do enough?


53% Federal government will do too much

35% Federal government will not do enough

13% Not sure


6* In reacting to the nation’s current economic problems, should government increase spending or cut spending?


19% Increase government spending
66% Cut government spending
15% Not sure


7* Does the United States spend too much on the military and national security, not enough, or about the right amount?


33% Too much
23% Not enough
40% About the right amount
  5% Not sure

8* Does the United States spend more on the military and national security than any other nation in the world?

53% Yes
14% No
33% Not sure    


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

  1% Excellent

11% Good

44% Fair

44% Poor

  0% Not sure


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

39% Better

38% Worse

20% About the same

  3% Not sure


11* Sometimes, unexpected things come up that prevent people from voting on Election Day.  Are you certain that you will vote in this year’s elections, or is it possible that something could come up that would prevent you from voting?


97% Certain

  3% Something could prevent you from voting


12* 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

22% Somewhat approve

  4% Somewhat disapprove

45% Strongly disapprove

  1% Not sure

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