Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Poll Watch: Rasmussen (R) New Hampshire 2012 Presidential Survey

Rasmussen (R) New Hampshire 2012 Presidential Poll
  • Mitt Romney 48% (43%)
  • Barack Obama 45% (48%)
  • Some other candidate 4% (2%)
  • Undecided 3% (6%)
Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of Mitt Romney?
  • Very favorable 32% (24%)
  • Somewhat favorable 18% (21%)
  • Somewhat unfavorable 13% (21%)
  • Very unfavorable 37% (31%)
  How would you rate the job Barack Obama has been doing as president?
  • Strongly approve 30% (28%)
  • Somewhat approve 19% (23%)
  • Somewhat disapprove 8% (8%)
  • Strongly disapprove 43% (41%)
Survey of 500 likely voters was conducted September 18, 2012. The margin of error is +/- 4.5 percentage points. Results from the poll conducted June 20, 2012 are in parentheses.

Inside the numbers:
Romney has a 16-point lead among male voters in the state, while the president leads by nine among female voters. Most voters under 40 favor Obama, but the majority of their elders prefer his Republican challenger.

Both candidates draw strong support from voters in their respective parties. Romney edges Obama 45% to 43% among voters not affiliated with either of the major parties.

The candidates are separated by three points or less when voters in the state are asked who they trust more on several major policy issues. The president is trusted more when it comes to health care and energy policy. Romney has the edge on the economy, taxes and national security.

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