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Breaking News: Poll Shows Hodes Favored Over Sununu in 2010

March 31, 2009 by Ethan Kendrick  
Filed under News & Politics

According to a poll released today, more registered voters in New Hampshire would prefer to see Democratic Congressman Paul Hodes rather than former Republican Senator John Sununu win if they were to run against each other in the 2010 senate seat race. 42% favored Hodes, 36% favored Sununu, and 22% were undecided. Hodes has confirmed that he will seek the office, but Sununu has not. Current Republican Senator Judd Gregg has stated publicly that he “probably” won’t seek reelection.

The study, conducted March 27 through 30, 2009 by the American Research Group, polled 535 registered voters across the state. 155 were Republicans, 161 were Democrats, and 219 were undeclared.

Interestingly, 13% of the Republicans polled favored Democrat Hodes. Just 8% of the Democrats favored Republican Sununu. Undeclared voters also favored Hodes 38% to 31% with 31% undecided. Overall, men favored Sununu by a 3 point gap and women favored Hodes with a 14 point gap.

The question asked was “If the 2010 election for US Senate were being held today between Paul Hodes, the Democrat, and John Sununu, the Republican, for whom would you vote – Hodes or Sununu?” Pollsters rotated the names of the politicians between calls.

Republican activists tell Now Hampshire that they are becoming increasingly anxious for former-Senator Sununu to clarify whether or not he’ll run or step aside in order to clear the field for other Republican candidates.

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