Trump Job Approval in New Hampshire: 42%

Forty-two percent (42%) of New Hampshire voters approve of the way Donald Trump is performing his job as president (see crosstab results).

A statewide survey found that statewide elected officials get much better reviews. Governor Chris Sununu earns approval from 78%; Senator Jeanne Shaheen from 63%; and Senator Maggie Hassan gets a 60% rating (see crosstab results).

Normally, a 42% job approval rating would spell trouble for an incumbent seeking re-election. However, the president may benefit from a lesser of two evils factor. Six percent (6%) of New Hampshire voters disapprove of the president but believe things would be worse if Hillary Clinton was president. The combined total of 48% almost precisely matches the president’s share of the New Hampshire vote in 2016.

The survey also found that the two parties are essentially even on the Generic Congressional Ballot–38% say they’ll vote for a Democrat while 36% prefer a Republican. Nationally, the Democrats have a larger advantage.

Other findings from the survey show that just 27% of New Hampshire voters have a favorable opinion of socialism (see crosstab results). That’s well below the national average. Only 4% have a Very Favorable opinion of that ideology. Sixty percent (60%) of voters nationwide believe socialism is a threat to America’s founding ideals.

Other findings from the survey of 914 New Hampshire voters:

  • A majority (54%) of New Hampshire voters do not believe that our economic system is fair to most Americans. Just 35% believe it is fair. Nationally, voters are evenly divided on that question. See question wording and crosstab results.
  • Just 27% rate the U.S. health care system as good or excellent. Just over half (54%) support a single-payer national health insurance plan where the federal government provides health insurance for everyone.
  • The idea of eliminating private insurance companies is a non-starter. Eighty-seven percent (87%) believe every American should have a choice between buying their insurance from the government or a private company. Only 13% want to get rid of private health insurance companies (see question wording and crosstab results).
  • Eighty-nine percent (89%) believe legal immigration is good for America. At the same time, 87% believe illegal immigration is bad. Fifty-four percent (54%) believe stopping illegal immigration should be the top priority for immigration reform (see crosstab results).
  • Only 20% believe federal regulators understand the real world impact of the rules they write. Sixty percent (60%) believe there are too many federal regulations while 15% say not enough (see crosstab results).
  • Fifty-nine percent (59%) rate the U.S. economy as good or excellent. Sixty percent (60%) say the same about their own personal finances (see question wording and crosstab results). releases new public opinion data every day relating to topics in the news and other items of interest. Please sign up to receive the latest data and insights each day via email.

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The New Hampshire survey of 914 Registered Voters was conducted March 6-12, 2019 by and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a +/- 3.3 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.

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