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Romney beats Obama big in NH poll.

Posted by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 6:54 PM
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Romney beats Obama big in New Hampshire, poll shows
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(CNN) – President Obama is getting some ominous news out of New Hampshire Friday in a new poll that suggests he will lose the key presidential state by a sizable margin if former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is the Republican nominee.

According to the new survey conducted by Dartmouth College, Romney beats the president in a head-to-head matchup by 8 points, 47 percent to 39 percent. Obama's poor showing against Romney is also the product of his weak approval rating in the Granite State, where only 36 percent of voters there give him positive marks. That compares to a 45 percent approval rating for Obama in New Hampshire in a similar poll one year ago.

But it's not all bad news for the president: though losing big to Romney, he soundly defeats every other potential GOP candidate the poll tested, including former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (by 8 points), former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (by 16 points), Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (by 19 points), businessman Donald Trump (by 22 points) and former GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin (by 27 points).

Still, Obama's strong showing against those candidates is likely a reflection of their currently poor name identification in the state than his popularity: The president does not pass the 50 percent threshold when pitted against every potential GOP candidate except Palin and Trump, a sign many voters are prepared to vote against the president when they learn more about the other Republican candidates. Obama carried New Hampshire by 9 points over Sen. John McCain in the 2008 general election.

Having previously run for president only four years ago and serving as the governor of neighboring Massachusetts, Romney undoubtedly begins the GOP primary race in New Hampshire with a big advantage. Given his early strength there, it's possible anything besides a win in that state's first-in-the-nation primary would be a blow to his campaign. In 2008, Romney lost the New Hampshire primary by 6 points to McCain.

The Dartmouth poll surveyed 426 registered voters by telephone from April 11-14 and carries a sampling error of plus or minus 5 percent.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/04/22/romney-beats-obama-big-in-new-hampshire-poll-shows/

Would you vote for Romney over Obama?
Why or why not?


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sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Apr. 23, 2011 at 6:56 PM
Good for NH

In other polls Obama beats all republicans mentioned in national polls

Btw I don't think Romney will be the nominee...do you ?
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lovinangels
by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 6:59 PM

I think if Trump runs it will be Trump. That is, if he's not playing a ratings game.

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

Good for NH

In other polls Obama beats all republicans mentioned in national polls

Btw I don't think Romney will be the nominee...do you ?


iluv2meow
by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 7:00 PM

NH is like what size and number of votes compared to the whole nation? Oh that small? nevermind then.

lovinangels
by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 7:06 PM

Um, NH, despite its size, is a big deal in elections, because of the timing of the primaries and media attention.

Quoting iluv2meow:

NH is like what size and number of votes compared to the whole nation? Oh that small? nevermind then.


iluv2meow
by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 7:06 PM

Oh of course you are absolutely right, the majority of votes come from one single state, *Slaps self*

Continue...

Quoting lovinangels:

Um, NH, despite its size, is a big deal in elections, because of the timing of the primaries and media attention.

Quoting iluv2meow:

NH is like what size and number of votes compared to the whole nation? Oh that small? nevermind then.



lovinangels
by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 7:09 PM

Bad kitty! Play nice!

New Hampshire helps shape the primaries. That's kind of  a big deal. While it may not ultimately decide the fate of the final election, it plays a serious role in deciding who actually makes it in to the election.

Quoting iluv2meow:

Oh of course you are absolutely right, the majority of votes come from one single state, *Slaps self*

Continue...

Quoting lovinangels:

Um, NH, despite its size, is a big deal in elections, because of the timing of the primaries and media attention.

Quoting iluv2meow:

NH is like what size and number of votes compared to the whole nation? Oh that small? nevermind then.




iluv2meow
by on Apr. 23, 2011 at 7:09 PM

I was agreeing.... *crosses toes*

Quoting lovinangels:

Bad kitty! Play nice!

New Hampshire helps shape the primaries. That's kind of  a big deal. While it may not ultimately decide the fate of the final election, it plays a serious role in deciding who actually makes it in to the election.

Quoting iluv2meow:

Oh of course you are absolutely right, the majority of votes come from one single state, *Slaps self*

Continue...

Quoting lovinangels:

Um, NH, despite its size, is a big deal in elections, because of the timing of the primaries and media attention.

Quoting iluv2meow:

NH is like what size and number of votes compared to the whole nation? Oh that small? nevermind then.





toomanypoodles
by Ruby Member on Apr. 23, 2011 at 8:20 PM

 No Romney---please no Romney!  

sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Apr. 23, 2011 at 8:22 PM
If people are stupid enough to vote for that buffoon

Well they nominated George bush too so....


Quoting lovinangels:

I think if Trump runs it will be Trump. That is, if he's not playing a ratings game.

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

Good for NH



In other polls Obama beats all republicans mentioned in national polls



Btw I don't think Romney will be the nominee...do you ?



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taxlady66
by Bronze Member on Apr. 23, 2011 at 8:26 PM

Not all that surprising knowing NH.

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