NH GOP - MEMO: New Poll Promises Trouble for NH Dems

MEMO

FROM: Jennifer Horn, NHGOP Chairman

TO: Interested Parties

RE: New PPP Poll Promises Trouble for NH Democrats in 2014

DATE:  January 15, 2014

 

New polling by the Democrat aligned Public Policy Polling (PPP) confirms recent trends that show New Hampshire Democrats in trouble heading into the 2014 cycle and presents a road map for across the board Republican victories in the Granite State.

 

PPP polled 1,354 New Hampshire voters from Jan 9-12. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 2.7%. 53% of respondents were women and a larger share of Democrat voters were sampled than Republicans.

 

SHAHEEN IN DANGER ZONE FOR INCUMBENT POLITICIANS

Career politician Jeanne Shaheen's approval ratings are in the danger zone for incumbent politicians. Notably, incumbents with approval ratings below 50% are considered vulnerable for re-election, with those below the mid 40's in a very troubling position.

  • Do you approve or disapprove of Senator Jeanne Shaheen's job performance?
    •  Approve 44%
    • Disapprove 43%

 

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND OBAMACARE ARE DRAG TO DEMOCRAT CANDIDATES

PPP shows a very difficult political environment for Democrats running in New Hampshire in 2014. President Obama's approval ratings are upside down - even among female voters, support for Obamacare is near all time lows and an overwhelming majority of Granite Staters believe that Barack Obama & Jeanne Shaheen's healthcare plan has been a debacle.

 

  • Do you approve or disapprove of President Barack Obama's job performance?
    • Approve 41%
    • Disapprove 53%
    • Not sure 6%
  • Do you approve or disapprove of the Affordable Care Act?
    • Approve 39%
    • Disapprove 46%
  • Do you think the implementation of the Affordable Care Act so far has been very successful, somewhat successful, somewhat unsuccessful, very unsuccessful, or are you not sure?
    • Very successful 4%
    • Somewhat successful 24%
    • Somewhat unsuccessful 25%
    • Very unsuccessful 40%
    • Not sure 7%
    • TOTAL UNSUCCESSFUL: 65%
    • TOTAL SUCCESSFUL: 28%

Republicans have an enormous opportunity to highlight the Democrats irresponsible and reckless policies. The New Hampshire Republican Party can capitalize on the Democrat's troubled political position with your support.