Gravis Marketing and the Human Events conducted a random survey of 498 registered voters in New Hampshire by automated call on 1/29/14 and 1/30/14. The results have a margin of error of ±4.3.
New Hampshire operates on an open primary system, which would make consideration of independent voters relevant. Among potential Republican primary voters, the race is a virtual dead heat.
Based upon Gravis Marketing’s recent results, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie are on top at 16% and 15% respectively.
Not far behind are Rand Paul and Ted Cruz at 12%, Mike Huckabee at 11%, Marco Rubio at 8%, Scott Walker at 7%, and Rick Santorum at 3%.
The Republican primary race for the United States Senate seat in New Hampshire between former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown and Bob Smith, a former New Hampshire Senator. Smith is known for his failed presidential campaign in 2000 as an independent and previously lost his New Hampshire Senate seat to John Sununu in 2002. Brown and Smith’s primary race will decide who would challenge Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D), who carried 52 percent of the vote in 2008.
Voters were polled “If the Republican primary for US Senate were held today, will you vote for Bob Smith or Scott Brown?” Results indicate that Scott Brown holds a commanding 29-percentage point lead over Bob Smith (51% to 22%) with 27% expressing uncertainty. When examining the support for these candidates in light of party identification Brown’s supporters are distributed across Democrats, Independent and Republicans while Smith’s supporters appear to be centered among Independents 26.4%. Unsure voters consist of a plurality primarily of Democrats (47.6%) who could potentially gravitate toward Smith in this open primary given his previous credentials as an Independent candidate.
A complete reporting of the results follows.
Do you think the United States is on the right track or wrong track? If the Republican primary for US Senate were held today, will you vote for Bob Smith or Scott Brown? If the election for Republican presidential primary were held today, would you vote for Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee ,Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Rick Santoroum or Scott Walker?
Do you believe New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ordered the George Washington Bridge closed to punish his political opponents?
Do you support expanded background checks for gun purchases?
Would you support amnesty for illegal aliens?
Do you support drug testing for welfare benefits, including food stamps?
What is your Political Party Affiliation?