For Immediate Release: August 14, 2012
Contact: Linsey Pecikonis(202) 746-8426
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Obama up Six in New Hampshire
Democratic hopefuls Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster lead their RepublicanOpponents
Today, Democracy for America (DFA), released poll numbers showing President Barack Obamaleading Republican nominee Mitt Romney by 6 in New Hampshire and democratic hopefuls Carol Shea-Porter andAnnie Kuster hold strong leads in their respective districts.Statewide, President
Barack Obama leads Mitt Romney by 6 points
with likely voters in New Hampshire. Themargin of error for the poll conducted is 2.5%, making his lead well outside the margin of error. Voters in NewHampshire overwhelmingly favor ending the Bush Tax Cuts for people earning over $250,000 a year and opposeturning Medicare into a voucher program
as proposed by Vice-Presidential candidate Paul Ryan.In New Hampshire
’s First District, Carol S
hea-Porter leads her opponent by a 4 point margin
outside of themargin of error. Asked whether voters in the First District have a favorable or unfavorable of Shea-Porter
opponent, Frank Guinta,
only 38% have a favorable opinion
of the work he
’s done in Washington
, DC.In New Hampshire
’s Second District, Ann
ie Kuster also leads her opponent by a 4 point margin
again, outside themargin of error. When asked about the favorability voters had of Kuster
nent Republican Charlie Bass,voters hold only a
39% favorable opinion of him.
This polling was conducted August 7
are a strong indicator at how the Granite State will swing 84 days outfrom the election.
Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America said
s time people saw through theseRepublican lies. We need to call a spade a spade and made it clear to the people of New Hampshire that theRomney and Ryan budget will destroy Medicare and Social Security and that folks like Carol and Ann will stand upand protect these important social services not just now, but for future generations. That
s why I
m proud thatthese two are members of DFA
s Dean Dozen.
The polling was paid for by Democracy for America and was conducted August 7
in a survey of 1,591 likelyvoters in New Hampshire with the margin of error falling to 2.5%. In New Hampshire
s First District, the pollsurveyed 736 likely voters, for the Second District, the poll surveyed 855 likely voters. The Dean Dozen is DFA'shighest tier of federal endorsement. It is limited to 12 total candidates running for either US House or US Senateand represents the races that DFA will expend the greatest amount of resources on during the 2012 cycle.Link to this statement and complete polling information can be found on democracyforamerica.comhttp://bit.ly/Siz4ES ###
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