Thirteen months after President Joe Biden won New Hampshire with 53% of the vote, a fresh poll shows more than half of the state's voters hold a “strongly unfavorable” opinion of him.
That finding was just one of a spate of troubling findings for Biden and the Democratic Party in a survey conducted Thursday and Friday for New Hampshire Journal. Biden’s overall favorable/unfavorable rating in this key, early presidential primary state was 43%/56%. And Republicans led Democrats 47% to 42% on the generic ballot, the indicator of which party voters would prefer be in the majority in Congress.
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Taken together, the figures are bad news for Democrats in 2022, and not just in the Granite State. New Hampshire is a perennial battleground that tends to reflect the national political atmosphere in midterm elections. If Biden and the Democrats cannot recover here ahead of next year’s contests, they could be staring at a massive red wave that sweeps them from power in Congress.
This survey, from nonpartisan pollster New England Polling, surveyed 729 registered voters and had a margin of error of 3.6 percentage points.
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Additional findings from the survey, almost none good for Democrats, include:
- 70% of respondents said the United States “has gotten off on the wrong track.” Just 21% believe the country is headed “in the right direction.”
- Republican Gov. Chris Sununu, who is running for reelection, enjoys a 58%/37% favorable/unfavorable rating.
- 55% of respondents said that $2 trillion in federal spending would increase inflation, a major concern of voters heading into next year’s election. The question was in reference to Biden’s “Build Back Better” social spending bill, which currently sports a price tag of about $2 trillion. Just 9% said the legislation would decrease inflation.