The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

2015 New Hampshire State of the State Poll

PRS Briefs
State of the State Polls
PRS Policy Brief 1415-05
May 06, 2015
Zachary
Markovich
'15
Katelyn
Schultz
'16
Tyler
Stoff
'15
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Executive Summary

President Obama’s job approval rating (34 percent) in New Hampshire remains constant from 2014, while his favorability rating rises to 35 percent from 28 percent in 2014.

New Hampshire Senate trial heats show a potentially competitive race between incumbent Senator Kelly Ayotte (R) and current Governor Maggie Hassan; Ayotte has a significant lead over former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter.

2016 presidential trial heats show stiff competition between Hillary Clinton (D) and various Republican candidates.

New Hampshire voters largely hold both parties responsible for gridlock in Congress.

HANOVER, NH — The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center’s eighth annual NH State of the State Poll surveyed a sample of New Hampshire registered voters (N=355) from April 27-30, 2015 to assess their opinions on policy issues, elected officials, and the state of the economy in New Hampshire and in the United States. The sample error rate is +/- 5.2 percent at a 95 percent confidence interval. Sample demographics and polling methodology are summarized at the end of this report.

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