NEW POLL SHOWS OBAMA INCREASING LEAD IN BATTLEGROUND STATE NEW HAMPSHIRE

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NEW POLL SHOWS OBAMA INCREASING LEAD

IN BATTLEGROUND STATE NEW HAMPSHIRE

Washington, D.C— A brand new survey shows President Obama increasing his lead in New Hampshire as the presidential race enters its final week.

The survey, conducted by Lake Research Partners, shows Obama leading Gov. Mitt Romney 47 to 42 percent with 4 percent supporting Libertarian Gary Johnson and 6 percent undecided. A  Lake Research Partners survey released last Wednesday, Oct. 24, showed Obama leading Romney 48 to 45 percent with 7 percent undecided. That survey did not include Johnson’s name.

In the most recent poll, 55 percent of respondents had a favorable impression of Obama, and 42 percent harbored an unfavorable impression. For Romney, 48 percent had a favorable impression and 47 percent unfavorable.

“Obama has a favorability/unfavorability among women of 62 percent to 38 percent and he has a 16-point lead overall among women,” said pollster Celina Lake.

The poll interviewed 400 respondents between Oct. 24 and Oct. 28, and has a margin of error of five percentage points.

The New Hampshire poll is one of a series of battleground state polls USAction is releasing between last week and Monday, Nov. 5. A link to the poll’s toplines can be found here.

In addition to the results in the presidential race, USAction asked New Hampshire respondents for their views relating to Medicare, Medicaid, closing tax loopholes for businesses that send jobs overseas and creating jobs through infrastructure projects, such as repairing roads, bridges and schools.

The survey found:

  • 74 percent of respondents oppose ending traditional Medicare, while 13 percent favor.
  • 79 percent oppose cutting Medicaid, while 15 percent favor.
  • 74 percent favor ending tax breaks for businesses that ship American jobs overseas and replacing them with incentives to create jobs in the U.S. and 19 percent are opposed.
  • 81 percent favor creating jobs by investing in repair of roads, bridges and schools and 15 percent are opposed.

USAction is a federation of 22 state affiliates that organize for a more just America. With our state partners, we build broad coalitions to win progressive campaigns that enrich people’s lives.

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