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President 2012 New Hampshire Poll Watch: Obama 46% Approve Vs. 49% Disapprove of Performance

Not a good poll for the President in a state where the GOP made gains in 2010. A key battleground state, New Hampshire is a must win for the GOP Presidential candidate in 2012.

After enduring the 2010 elections which were brutal to Democrats in New Hampshire and across the country, President Barack Obama has yet to recover his popularity in New Hampshire. In the most recent Granite State Poll, 46% of New Hampshire adults say they approve of the job Obama is doing as president, 49% disapprove, and 4% are neutral. These figures are similar to his national ratings, a recent Gallup poll (February 3) showed 46% of U.S. residents approved of the job Obama is doing as President. “Political scientists consider 46% the ‘break even’ point for reelection,” said Andrew Smith, Director of the UNH Survey Center. “Presidents with approval ratings above 46% typically get reelected while an approval rating below 46% typically results in electoral defeat.”

  • On the economy: 42% Approve and 55% Disapprove
  • On ObamaCare: 38% Approve and 52% Disapprove

The GOP will make New Hampshire a key pick up state for its nominee in the 2012 Presidential election.