Another Republican lead in a 2010 Senate race …
Former Attorney General Kelly Ayotte leads Democratic candidate Paul Hodes in New Hampshire’s US Senate contest 49%to 40%. Of all of the Republican candidates, Ayotte remains their best chance of victory.
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in the state finds Ayotte beating Hodes by nine points – 49% to 40%. Three percent (3%) prefer another candidate, and eight percent (8%) are undecided.
Ayotte, the state’s attorney general from 2004 until her resignation last July, led Hodes, a two-term member of the U.S. House of Representatives, by eight points – 46% to 38% – in September.
The Republican now has a six-point edge among voters not affiliated with either party – 44% to 38%.
Even in more liberal leaning New Hampshire, Obama care is only favorred by 46% of the voters while 52% oppose it. Paul Hodes, NH Representative voted for Obama care during the House vote which may come back to cost him his senate election bid. However, those who Strongly Oppose the health care plan outnumber those who Strongly Favor it by a two to one, 44% to 22%.
The Granite State could be yet another Senate seat lost by Democrats due to Barack Obama’s health care plan.